Tigre Gente

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Showings

The Main 2 Tue, May 10 2:00 PM
The Main 5 Wed, May 18 4:30 PM
Virtual
Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Programs:Cine Latino
Women & Film
Documentary
Tags:Documentary
Environmental
Wildlife
Journalism
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Release Year:2021
Runtime:93 min
Country/Region:USA
Bolivia
Language:Spanish
Chinese (Cantonese)
English
Chinese (Mandarin)
Print Source:The Film Collaborative
Cast/Crew
Director:Elizabeth Unger
Executive Producer:Kate Brooks
Laurel Chor
Kathryn Everett
Violet Du Feng
Marjon Javadi
Bryn Mooser
Greg Worley
Minah Worley
Producer:Joanna Natasegara
Elizabeth Unger
Cinematographer:Edward Roqueta
Editor:Jill Schweitzer
Alistair Shurman
Composer:Patrick Jonsson

Description

Across two continents, Elizabeth Unger’s harrowing documentary eco-thriller tracks different sides of the illegal trade in jaguar teeth that is threatening this beloved big cat. Marcos Uzquiano, director of Bolivia’s Madidi National Park, chases poachers and leads undercover operations. Meanwhile, Hong Kong journalist Laurel Chor investigates the reasons for the rising demand for jaguar teeth in China.

 

Uzquiano considers his work at Madidi National Park a calling, and his determination, bravery and grit are in full use as he works to stop poachers. Enter Laurel Chor, the Hong Kong journalist tracking the selling of illegal jaguar teeth across China. Director Elizabeth Unger takes viewers deep into this labyrinthian trade that goes from South America to Asia and back, and not only exposes wrongdoing, but tries to explain its root causes.


Director Biography

Elizabeth Unger is a National Geographic Explorer and filmmaker. She has a BS in Biology from UNC Wilmington and worked as a PhD research assistant for big cat and primate projects in Latin America. Tigre Gente (2022) is her debut documentary feature.


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