EXCLUSIVE: In a new clip from the documentary Tigerland, we see activist track down tigers in Russia — and it is quite riveting. The docu is set to premiere Jan. 27 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City and then will debut on Discovery on March 30 in the U.S. and in countries and territories around the world.
Directed by Academy Award-winning Ross Kauffman (Born into Brothels) and produced by Oscar-winner Fisher Stevens (The Cove), the two filmmakers take their documentary intrigue to spotlight tigers, animals that have long been the subject of myths and folktales, poetry and art. Half a century ago, in the jungles of India, a young forest officer rallied the world to save tigers from extinction. Today, the creed is carried on in Far East Russia by the guardians of the last Siberian tigers, who risk everything to save the species. Tigerland explores two passionate activists separated by fifty years who made it their mission to save the beloved and often misunderstood majestical tigers.