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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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