THE PANGTI STORY

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Director Sesino Yhoshu / India 2016 / 26 min / Lihula Greenroom 23.09 - 16:00

 

Amur Falcons, the longest travelling raptors in the world, fly from Siberia every fall to roost in Pangti, a small village in Nagaland. In 2012, Nagaland made global news when thousands of these raptors were mercilessly hunted. Following the revelation, a massive campaign to save these birds began and in a span of two years, Pangti managed to create a safe haven for the birds by achieving a zero mortality rate. The Film explores the transition of an entire village from one that slaughtered hundreds and thousands of the winged visitors to their most fervent preservationist.