The Kannada version of wildlife and conservation filmmaker Shekar Dattatri’s acclaimed documentary ‘The Truth about Tigers’, titled ‘Huli Ulisuva Daari’, was released on Thursday.
Relased by Ullas Karanth, Chiranjeevi Singh and Arundhati Nag here, the film revealed that Government estimates in 2011 stated that there are fewer than 1,700 tigers left. The educational documentary became the first such piece of art that not only explores the problems faced with conservation of tigers but also arrived at useful pointers on how ordinary citizens can contribute towards saving the tiger.
“The film combines footage shot by some of the worlds’ leading wildlife cinematographers with insights from experts like renowned tiger biologist Dr K Ullas Karanth from the Wildlife Conservation Society,” said Shekar.
He explained how the film takes one through the tigers’ life, from birth to death and illustrates how human activities impact the conservation of the animal.
“Conservation of environment and animals is the duty of every Indian citizen as per the Section 51 (a) (g) of the Constitution. So the ones who take a pledge to follow the Constitution and then do not make efforts to protect the environment are betraying the Constitution,” said Chiranjeevi Singh.
He said that the documentary has forced him to consider Right to Ecology is a serious concept. Arundhati Nag said, “We are all proud of this piece of art and will do all we can to promote the cause as it is not one person’s issue. It is a national concern.
” The script for the non-profit, non-commercial initiative has been translated by T S Gopal and Dr K Ullas Karanth, and H V Nataraj has narrated the Kannada version.