KOLKATA, India – January 25, 2016 – “Flying Sindbad,” a new, exciting and moving documentary, was recently announced. The film will focus on the Royal Bengal Tiger, using advanced drone cameras in the Sunderban (UNESCO site), to capture unseen footage. The Sunderban Jungle has long been characterized by the Royal Bengal tigers that inhabit the land. Although these big cats are known predators and dangerous to be around, their majesty lends a certain serene character to the area. To be there is to be in the den of a creature that for thousands of years thrived at the apex of the food chain. Strong, proud, and impressive, the descriptor Royal is indeed well-suited, the presence of these tigers seeping into every blade of grass and even the skies above the Sunderban. It is truly a land of the tigers.
Now, however, these animals that once thrived are struggling even to get by. In 2004, there were an estimated 256 Royal Bengal tigers in the Sunderban. By 2013, that number had dropped by more than 50%, to 103. It would seem logical to point the finger directly at society and poachers, among other environmental impacts, but the reality of the situation is not so clear-cut. While poachers have played a major role, it is now the lack of genetic diversity among Royal Bengal tigers that is contributing to their heavy losses. With so few genetic mutations available, the tigers’ hunting skills have suffered. In a way, this is an even more disappointing conclusion, because while society can arrest and jail the poachers, a lack of genetic diversity is a much more complicated problem to solve.
SO, “Flying Sindbad,” is dedicated to raising awareness on these Tigers and help research projects with shooting an authentic documentary film. These filmmakers will be using a drone camera in the Sunderban in order to capture never-before-seen perspectives of this stunning landscape along with its chief residents, the man-eating Royal Bengal tigers. In light of this situation, their team has taken on the task of visiting and photographing the Royal Bengal tigers that call the Sunderban (meaning the “beautiful jungle”) home. Because the Sunderban, situated between India and Bangladesh along the Indian Ocean, is a UNESCO heritage site, getting permission has presented its own set of challenges. They have already gotten past this stage, however, and they were all set to begin filming in January 2016, weather permitting. However, before this documentary, dedicated to raising awareness on Bengal tigers, can be made, these filmmakers need help. That’s why they launched this Kickstarter campaign. The goal of this project is to raise $1,000 NZD by February 23, 2016. The funds raised will cover much of the costs associated with the project, making it much more feasible to do what they are doing.
To help bring this incredible documentary to life, please visit the Kickstarter campaign or click here. Perks will be delivered between March 2016 and April 2016.
Please keep in mind this is an “all-or-nothing” deal, which means if the campaign does not reach the funding goal then the project cannot move forward. So know that any amount given can make a difference, and this is an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special campaign! Help “Flying Sindbad” reach the goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive.
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Company Name: Flying Sindbad
Contact Person: Rajesh Chatterjee