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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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