Mobius Hall, Screen II – Saturday, October 12th – 5:00 PM Free
Land of Tiger, Tide & Arabian Goddess, Moushumi Basu, 2013, English, 58 min
The world’s largest mangrove delta — the Sunderbans, bordering Bay of Bengal in South Asia is well-known for its Royal Bengal Tigers and its unique Eco system. But little is known of the indigenous forest communities, surviving at the edge of this tiger territory for generations. They are compelled to enter into these menacing forests day after day, out of hunger– in search of fish and crabs or honey. Life to them, is striking a constant balance with death while braving the tigers and tides in these watery jungles. The film explores the livelihood challenges of the natives, their culture and ethos reflected through their ultimate kinship they share with the forests and its terrifying protagonist- the man eating tiger.