Filming the wild, raising awareness
The forthcoming Woodpecker International Film Festival will screen documentaries on environment and social issues, as well as films from the North-East, Mexico and Nigeria
NEW DELHI :
The camera pans Gujarat’s Gir sanctuary, zooming in on the Asiatic lion. Their numbers growing, cramped for space, they have been ambling out of the reserve and into nearby villages, preying on cattle. Thus begins Praveen Singh’s and Martin Dohrn’s documentary, India’s Wandering Lions. A voice-over tells you that what might look like a predator problem is actually a bizarre relationship of cohabitation that the lions have forged with the people of the nearest village, a mere 20km away.