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This film presents a journey into the challenges of the survival of the Asian Elephant and wildlife in the bio-diverse verdant North Eastern Jungles of India, amidst human-animal conflicts as human populations burgeon around these ecological hotspots and ancient elephant lands, competing with wildlife for space and natural resources. It asks how a nation steeped in spirituality that is born out of nature will rise up to the task of protecting India’s wild heritage and how political will and educating local people and offering them livelihood opportunities from the conservation process itself, and showing them that forests are their investments for the future, will go a long way towards conservation.

“Bastion of the Giants” is an odyssey into the picturesque unique wetland canvases and the spectacular wildlife in them and how protection of flagship and keystone wildlife species, by forest departments and governments, with support of local people and researchers, leads to the conservation of a diaspora of fauna and flora, ultimately leading to the preservation of human life itself; as climate change and species extinction now becomes one of the biggest challenges faced by newer generations-bold collective action being the need of the hour.
Sumesh Lekhi
Sumesh Lekhi
Sumesh Lekhi, Rashmi Lekhi, Brave Age Films
81 Minutes
Watch the Trailer
1/23/16 10:45am at Lafayette Public Library South Regional Branch
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