Kriti Film Club
Invitation for the screening of National Award 2017 winning documentary
The Tiger Who Crossed the Line
Dir. Krishnendu Bose
Produced by EARTHCARE PRODUCTIONS
On 12 May 2017
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003
(Entry from gate no 3)
[nearest metro JLN Stadium, Jor Bagh, Khan market]
Synopsis: As the world sleeps, in the dead of night, ghost like figures of big cats roam the fringes of the villages and the cities. They are the tigers who live OUTSIDE the tiger reserves. And they are in trouble.
The documentary shows how with increasing development pressures on the forest corridors outside, the spilling out tigers are coming into constant conflict with humans, causing alarming consequences for both. The myopic vision of the tiger planers in India has begun to bite back.
Made over 4 years, the film reports from distant corners of India, the mangroves of Sunderbans, the sugarcane fields of Pilibhit, the forests villages of Ramnagar, North India and the conflict zones of Chandrapur, straddling Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve, the now most famous tiger park of India. The film also travels through the beautiful Western Ghats and the tiger corridors of central India, to capture the contrasting policy impacts on the tigers outside. In his travels, Krishnendu meets forest officers, villagers and scientists and all pointing at the criticality of creating and protecting spaces for the outside tigers. Using, infrared night vision cameras and compelling found footage, the film brings some never seen images of tigers and leopards living on the edge of their habitat.
The future holds anxiety and suspense for these tigers. They may be headed for a long struggle.
Premiered on Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, India.
Best Environmental Film in the National Awards 2017.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film maker.
Open for all
Seating on first cum first basis
Thanks to Habitat World for the venue support.