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Премия рунета 2017

Private screening of award-winning film "Tigers and people"

12 december 2017
The film became one of the winners of the 7th International Film Festival for the Environment Protection ‘Wildlife Conservation Film Festival’ that was held in late October in New York.

On the 11th of December, a private screening of the documentary film ‘Tigers and People’ was held in ‘Moscow’ cinema theatre. The author and director, politician and diplomat Sergei Yastrzhembsky personally presented the work. The host of the event and the moderator of the discussion was the well-known TV and radio star Ivan Zatevakhin.

The film tells about the main threats to the survival of the Amur tiger and seeks an answer to the question, why people exterminate rare cats that were considered sacred and protected over the centuries by our ancestors.  Sergei Yastrzhembsky explores the true causes of extermination and conducts an investigation, involved in the work of Russian and Chinese rangers, customs officers, poachers and smugglers.

«The film was shot in one breath, in 4-5 weeks. We were simmering with indignation from what we had seen. A lot of shots were taken by hidden cameras, almost spy equipment. We, our film staff were arrested. It was difficult, but we shot almost everything we could», — said Sergey Yastrzhembsky, the author of the movie.
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
«Since the Tigris Summit in St. Petersburg in 2010, the number of tigers in the world has increased for the first time in a hundred years. This gives us hope that these animals will be preserved. Where did the number of tigers increase significantly? In Russia. We observe positive dynamics and, of course, it became possible thanks to the work of those people whom we can see on the screen. Without them we would have lost tigers just like other countries», — admits Igor Chestin, director of WWF Russia.

The native people, who inhabit the southern part of the Far East, consider tigers as sacred animals. It is reflected in folklore, applied art, religious traditions. A different attitude towards rare cats appeared during the active reclamation of the Far East by settlers from Russia and China. In the XX century the number of tigers decreased by 96%, and they were at the edge of extinction. Today the main threat is poaching due to the high demand for tigers and their derivatives in traditional Chinese medicine.

(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin

WWF of Russia thanks ‘Moscow’ cinema theatre for excellent organization of the event and MATEO Company for providing gifts for guests.

The Fund thanks speakers for their willingness to share knowledge, and guests, members of ‘Golden Panda’ Club, as well as our corporate partners  of WWF Russia for savor in the topic and active participation in the discussion.

(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
(с) Sergey Golovin
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