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MIPTV Picks ’16: Taiga

Set against a backdrop of an evolving society, Hamid Sardar's Taiga uses one person's story to frame a larger discussion about the relationship between man and nature.
March 15, 2016


Partners: Dream Catcher Motion Pictures; distributed by Zed
Length: 1 x 52 minutes
Aired: February 2015
Rights available: Worldwide

Set against a backdrop of an evolving society, Hamid Sardar’s Taiga uses one man’s story to frame a larger discussion about the relationship between man and nature. Mongolian nomad Purevjav is a hunter, who has always had great respect for the animals that nourish him and his family, even as some of them prey on the sheep he herds. But, with the promise of a handsome reward, he raises a few wolf cubs to sell them for their pelts – a decision he later sees as a violation of his relationship with the natural world around him.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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