Film on Telia tigers wins editing national award
Discovery Channel will follow a group of four tigers in central India in its forthcoming one-hour special Tigress Blood (pictured).
The special follows the tiger sisters Mona, Geeta, Lara and Sonam as they fight one another for control over territory once occupied by their mother.
Tigress Blood features a never-before-filmed hunt in which the tigers – who eventually begin to hunt together as a pack – take down a sloth bear.
The special is produced by Kosmik Global Media Private Limited. Executive producers for the group include Uday Sinh Wala and Youla Khurana, while directors for the special are Akanksha Sood Singh and Praveen Singh. John Cavanagh is exec producing for Discovery Channel.
Tigress Blood will air on Discovery Channel in the U.S. on September 20 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.
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"Leave Me Alone", is the plea of the tiger for space, protection and isolation. Sign the petition on http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/lma and help save the tiger. "Leave Me Alone" is an initiative by Sanctuary Asia & Save the Tiger India.
Save the Tiger "Leave Me Alone"
Produced and Directed by Kosmik Global Media in association with Sanctuary Asia
Artist: Naseerudin Shah
"Leave Me Alone", is the plea of the tiger for space, protection and isolation. Sign the petition onhttp://www.sanctuaryasia.com/lma and help save the tiger. "Leave Me Alone" is an initiative by Sanctuary Asia & Save the Tiger India.
Save the Tiger "Leave Me Alone"
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Discovery lines up Indian tiger special “Tigress Blood”
Discovery channel documents never-before-seen behavior in 'Tigress Blood'
Woodpecker film fest to showcase student offerings
Hunting as a pack, 4 tigers overturn jungle laws
Discovery lines up Indian tiger special “Tigress Blood”
Discovery Channel will follow a group of four tigers in central India in its forthcoming one-hour special Tigress Blood (pictured).
The special follows the tiger sisters Mona, Geeta, Lara and Sonam as they fight one another for control over territory once occupied by their mother.
Tigress Blood features a never-before-filmed hunt in which the tigers – who eventually begin to hunt together as a pack – take down a sloth bear.
The special is produced by Kosmik Global Media Private Limited. Executive producers for the group include Uday Sinh Wala and Youla Khurana, while directors for the special are Akanksha Sood Singh and Praveen Singh. John Cavanagh is exec producing for Discovery Channel.
Tigress Blood will air on Discovery Channel in the U.S. on September 20 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.
Discovery channel documents never-before-seen behavior in 'Tigress Blood'
Tigers are solitary hunters. But in the forests of Central India, a gang of four tigresses is rewriting the rules of tiger behavior.
Blood ties them together, but instinct tears them apart. They are feared, they are relentless, and together, they are unstoppable.
In TIGRESS BLOOD, airing September 25 at 9PM ET/PT, Discovery Channel documents the incredibly unique relationship between tiger sisters Mona, Geeta, Lara and Sonam.
TIGRESS BLOOD is a coming-of-age story as the four sisters battle each other for dominance over their homeland. Once the girls grow older and stronger, instinct kicks in and they must separate and compete to take their mother's place for control of Telia Lake.
Their bond is broken and the family is torn apart. To survive independently, each sister must make one large kill every week — and alone, they each struggle. Desperate and starving, the four sisters make a startling choice. They join forces to hunt as a pack and take on dangerous prey, culminating in a never-before-filmed hunt of a tiger family taking down a sloth bear.
TIGRESS BLOOD is produced for Discovery Channel by Kosmik Global Media Private Limited. For Kosmik Global Media Private Limited, Uday Sinh Wala and Youla Khurana are executive producers with Akanksha Sood Singh and Praveen Singh as directors. For Discovery Channel, John Cavanagh is executive producer.
Woodpecker film fest to showcase student offerings
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Students of film institutes across India will showcase their talent through 16 films dealing with socio-cultural and environmental issues at the second Woodpecker Film Festival to be held here Dec 11-13.
"It's exciting to see the diversity of films, in terms of their themes as well as the geographical areas they represent," festival director Narender Yadav told IANS.
The movies, by budding filmmakers, are part of a total of at least 58 films selected this year to compete for the Woodpecker awards that include a trophy and a citation as well as a cash honorarium.
"This year we have added another category -- science and technology. There is also a special segment for children. Five such films will be screened," Yadav said.
The three-day festival at the India Habitat Centre will screen a diversity of documentaries from India. Of the 58 films, 27 are from Delhi, 16 from Maharashtra, seven from Uttar Pradesh and three from Haryana.
In addition, one film each comes from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha and Meghalaya.
The decision to select so many films made by students has struck a warm chord in the hearts of aspiring filmmakers who are yet to graduate from such institutions as the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, the Jamia Milia Islamia and Amity University.
"There is a big difference between being a student and a professional, especially in filmmaking, as one has to struggle a lot before entering the industry. The name of the institute doesn't help you to get a job in this field," Himanshu Prajapati, a second year direction student at FTII, told IANS.
"Film festivals provide us an opportunity to interact with students and faculty members of other institutions. We rely on networking, as placement does not take place for students of film direction. Only scriptwriters get placed from our institute," he said.
His non-fiction film "Daud-Bhag aur Papad" is based on how people are part of a mad race without any concrete aim in life. It has also been shortlisted for the Siliguri International Film Festival.
"Film festivals for students and budding filmmakers should be organised more often as we meet many directors and get to share their experience and expertise," Umang Sabharwal, who graduated from Jamia Millia Islamia this year, told IANS.
Sabharwal's documentary "Songs of the Other Firefly" has been screened at the 2014 International Film Festival of India, Goa, in the student's film category.
The 33-minute documentary is on the life a girl who makes incisive, often humorous, but sometimes sad and touching observations. The film has been selected for the Mumbai Women's International Film Festival.
Amresh Kumar Singh, 26, who studied film technology from Amity University, said it was very important to get the support of the faculty members and parents in such courses.
"They (faculty) are the ones who recommend our projects to be considered for film festivals and other competitions. Money is also a big constraint for budding filmmakers," Singh said.
His short film "Sanwadiya" (fiction) was screened at the Darbhanga International Film Festival 2014.
The Woodpecker Film Festival will screen documentaries like "Candles in the Wind", "Tigress Blood", "Life Force-Western Ghats", "The Pad Piper", "Womb on Rent", "Rainbows are Real", "In Search of Destiny" and "Delhi 16 Dec 2012" to name a few.
The festival is organised by Delhi-based CMSR foundation.
Hunting as a pack, 4 tigers overturn jungle laws
Known to be solitary animals, tigers not only prefer to live alone but also hunt on their own. However, a group of four tiger siblings of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in Chandrapur has proved it otherwise. Since the four young tigresses were facing survival difficulties due to inexperience in hunting, they started hunting together as a pack. Their activities have been captured in cameras by Discovery Channel (DC). Shot over the last two years, the film, Girl Gang of Telia, will premiere in the country on Discovery Channel at 9 pm on January 26.
The documentary by Uday Sinh Wala tracks the four siblings — Mona, Seeta, Lara and Sonam — from childhood and shows how they hunted together despite separating once, claiming it to be an unusual phenomenon.
“We shot the four sisters coming together even after separating initially for hunting when about three years old. Now, of course, they are four years old, separated and are hunting separately,” Wala told The Indian Express.
G T Garad, Chief Conservator of Forests and Field Director, TATR, said: “Generally, by the time a tiger or tigress is about two and a half years old, he/she is done learning the tricks and trades of hunting from its mother. It is also the time they reach their adulthood and go their own ways. However, in the case of these sisters, though they were well on their way to adulthood, they could not hunt on their own, and hence made an extremely rare sight of four adult tigresses walking, staying and hunting together. That’s when the one-hour film, which tracks the journey of these four tiger sisters as they unite to form an unprecedented bond, was shot by the channel.”
He added that on one rare occasion, the sisters were sighted with their mother as well as their father. “How often does one get to see six full-grown tigers together?” Garad asked.
Tiger Sisters of Telia, according to Rahul Johri, Executive Vice-President and General Manager, South Asia & Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, captures the extraordinary behaviour of four tiger sisters and their unique adaptation to survive. The film, he said, follows the four tiger sisters who had entrenched themselves well around the Telia Lake — the core of their mother’s territory. Once the tigresses grew older and stronger, instinct kicked in and they competed to take control of their mother’s territory. Their sibling-bond was broken. To survive independently, each had to hunt every week, and alone. However, each one struggled. Desperate and starved, the four siblings made a startling choice — to form an alliance.
“After forming a gang, in a matter of days, the tiger sisters became fearless and unstoppable. They took down a couple of sambar, stalked a guar (Indian Bison) and killed a sloth bear. The programme captures many such extremely rare occurrences and tracks the journey of tiger sisters as they unite to form an unparalleled bond — stronger than ever,” said Johri.
Among the four, Sonam was the most aggressive and dominant one. She has now chased away her three sisters and mother from Telia. While the mother has shifted to the buffer area, the three sisters have marked Mudholi, Jakana-Junona and Devada as their individual territories. “Sonam was recently sighted with another male tiger. She too, we are assuming, might deliver in a few months from now,” said Garad.
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