VAT2019 I 333
SynopsisIn New Zealand’s South Island, Yellow-eyed Penguin numbers have been declining steadily. Though the Wildlife Hospital in Dunedin plays a huge role in providing medical care to the injured birds, tracking down the shy and rare hoihos is tricky business. Former Ranger Leith Thomson’s intelligent Wire-haired vizsla, Sniper is one of the 80 certified Conservation Dogs in New Zealand, deployed to track and protect wildlife. And she is the only dog trained to sniff out Yellow-eyed Penguins.
Karthic SS
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Director Bio
An automobile engineer by qualification Karthic quit his job in a global automotive firm to become a documentary filmmaker. Armed with a vision of crafting compelling true stories on nature, environment, science and society, his first film Shining Lakes of Kancheepuram was made with minimal equipment- an iPhone and a Lapel Mic. He is currently pursuing postgraduate studies in Science & Natural History Filmmaking at the Centre for Science Communication in University of Otago, New Zealand. Karthic, aspires to make films that have a potential to bring positive change and will strike a chord with common people and policymakers alike.

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