On the eve of the opening of the 7th International Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF), which will be held in New York from October 20 to 29, the festival jury has announced the winners, including the film Tigers and Humans by Russian documentary filmmaker Sergey Yastrzhembskiy.
WCFF is the largest international film festival dedicated to the protection of wildlife and the environment. This year the festival has attracted over 100 films from 35 countries.
The film Tigers and Humans was created by request of the Amur Tiger Center, which was found on the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin in order to contribute to the preservation of tiger populations in the Far East. The film, made as a journalistic investigation, shows how the age-old prejudices, traditions of oriental medicine and cooking, have caused a real threat to the conservation of tigers in the wild.
In New York, the film will be shown to the wide audience on October 23 at Cinema Village Theater (22 East 12th Street & University Place, New York, NY 10003).