Eco India: Anil Mistry - poacher turned conservationist promotes alternate livelihoods

Directed for a story in Scroll's 'Eco India series' on the Anil Mistry who is promoting alternate livelihood
Client: Scroll.in & DW
Direction: Anirban Dutta Gupta
Camera: Rupam Majumdar
Drone:
Suman Pal
Format: HD PAL
Duration: 14 Min
Date: 2021

Eco India is an online environmental video magazine curated by Scroll.in and DW. I directed the short documentary on Anil Mistry, an ex-poacher who had a change of heart and has become an conservationist fighting to save the mangrove forests of Sundarbans and the myriad wildlife that live in it. Along the way, he along with his NGO has introduced various supplementary livelihood options which has helped the villagers be less reliant on venturing into the forest for sustenance.

Boat moving through Sundarbans
Boat moving through Sundarbans
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The Sundarbans
The Sundarbans
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The Sundarbans
The Sundarbans
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Anil Mistry waiting for his boat
Anil Mistry waiting for his boat
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Going out to collect seeds
Going out to collect seeds
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On the boat
On the boat
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Mangroves
Mangroves
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Collecting seeds
Collecting seeds
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Collecting seeds
Collecting seeds
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Sundarban villages
Sundarban villages
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Sundarban villages
Sundarban villages
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Once seeds have been collected
Once seeds have been collected
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Village women taking up alternative livelihood
Village women taking up alternative livelihood
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Village women taking up alternative livelihood
Village women taking up alternative livelihood
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Fishing
Fishing
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