Director: Gordon Buchanan (United Kingdom)
In recent years Gordon Buchanan has made a name as a respected film maker specialising in big cats. He has filmed lions and hyenas in Serengeti, Africa, the secretive leopards of Sri Lanka - this was to be the very first film on the Asiatic leopard. Gordon filmed a truly wild tiger population in North Central India and was a major contributor to the 2004 'Big Cat Diary' BBC series. In addition to his work behind the camera Gordon has made successful forays into working in front of the lens.
AMBA. The Russian Tiger
United Kingdom, 2009, 52 min.
A spectacular journey in snowbound Eastern Russia in search of Amba, the Russian Tiger. It’s hard to believe this part of Asia holds the largest contiguous population of tigers in the world - at least that's what they say. The cameraman, Gordon Buchanan, goes in search of tigers, travelling in the footsteps of the first explorers, living with the local people, trekking through forests and learning about life in this harsh environment. This beautiful and remarkable film gives a unique flavor of one of the most precious animals and forests left on earth.