Tigerland – Disappointing Documentary on Tiger Conservation.

Tigerland

Original source, credits text and photograph

India – Deccan Herald

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Content

Report 2018 reporting a substantial increase in India’s tiger population — from 1,411 in 2006 to 2,967 in 2019.

What happens when an Academy-Award winning filmmaker joins forces with an Oscar-winning producer to tell the story of the striped wild cat? You get an unusual documentary that explores the fascinating lives of two passionate tiger conservationists (one Indian, another Russian), separated by half a century.

Tigerland premiered in India on Discovery Channel and Discovery World HD on International Tiger Day (July 29). And the timing couldn’t have been better, with the All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018 reporting a substantial increase in India’s tiger population — from 1,411 in 2006 to 2,967 in 2019.

 

Commentary

Tigerland is as poor as it is promoted. Unfortunately it is not a guarantee to have an Academy Award winning filmmaker or an Oscar winning producer to create a worthwile documentary on tiger conservation.

It’s nice but should have been much better.

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