The Last Migration

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Mike Pandey


"The film depicts a 42-day wild elephant capture operation in Madhya Pradesh, India. Driven out of their home range in Bihar, due to excessive deforestation; a herd of wild elephants migrated to eastern Madh     ya Pradesh 300 kms away, where the sterile teak plantations could not sustain the herd. Desperate for sustenance they went on a rampage and created havoc amidst the terrified tribals of the remote district of Sarguja – where elephants in the wild have been unheard of, for more than a century. A team of trained elephants was brought in to capture the herd. The film portrays the man-animal conflict and its repercussions; the tussle between the ancient pachyderm and the tribals of the forest. It also digs deeper and finds that this is actually a manifestation of a more vicious cycle; the disruption and devastation of the balance in Nature by mankind's relentless and unsustainable obsession with power and development. "

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