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Tigre Gente

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BC Premiere
93 mins |
United States |
Elizabeth Unger
LANGUAGE: Chinese, English, Spanish
| SUBTITLES: English
Geo-restrictions: Canada only
Viewing period restrictions: Available for 2 days from noon on Friday February 25 (PST) to 11:59pm on Sunday February 27 (PST).


A Bolivian park ranger and a young Hong Kongese journalist risk their lives to go undercover and investigate a new, deadly jaguar trade that’s sweeping South America. Along the way, they grapple with questions of empathy, responsibility and bridging a cultural gap to prevent the jaguar trade from spiraling out of control.

Shuttling between the breathtaking biodiversity of Madidi National Park in Bolivia and the tense China-Myanmar border, this film juxtaposes the tranquility and splendor of the jungle against the small-minded, sadistic nature of man, its destroyer.


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Elizabeth Unger

Elizabeth Unger is a National Geographic Explorer and filmmaker whose work has been featured in National Geographic Magazine. A passion for wildlife and cuisine has led Elizabeth across seven continents, steeping her in rich anthropological experiences that have shaped her into the storyteller she is today. After acquiring a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Elizabeth worked as a PhD research assistant for big cat and primate projects in Latin America. Her photojournalism and videography work has been showcased on National Geographic Magazine digital and NG Travel. Elizabeth was selected as one of five North American Regional Finalists for the prestigious UN Young Champion of the Earth Prize and is a 2019 Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Grantee for her feature debut, Tigre Gente.

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