चित्रा रो गढ़
(The Leopard’s Citadel)
(Director, Camera B, Documentary, HD, 2020)
Set in a rather quiet part of Western India, the Jawai-Bera region shot to fame because of its incredible number of leopard sightings. The film looks at the lives of three people- a shepherd from the Rabari tribe, a leopard tracker and a local hotelier- all of whose lives have been directly affected by the leopard. It attempts to understand the nuances of economic migration, the cost of unwanted industrialisation and traditional belief systems, juxtaposed against elusive and shy leopard.
This film is a part of my MFA Thesis at the Savannah College of Art and Design.