Director: Elizabeth Unger
Meet the Directors:
Elizabeth Unger is a National Geographic Explorer and filmmaker. After acquiring a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Unger worked as a PhD research assistant for big cat and primate projects in Latin America. Her photojournalism and videography work has been showcased on National Geographic Magazine digital and NG Travel. Unger was selected as one of five North American Regional Finalists for the prestigious UN Young Champion of the Earth Prize and is a 2019 Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Grantee for her feature debut, Tigre Gente.
Cast & Crew
A Bolivian park ranger and a young Hong Kongese journalist go undercover to investigate a new, deadly jaguar trade sweeping across South America. Along the way, they grapple with questions of empathy, responsibility and bridging a cultural gap to prevent the jaguar trade from spiraling out of control. Shuttling between the breathtaking biodiversity of Madidi National Park in Bolivia and the tense China-Myanmar border, Tigre Gente juxtaposes the splendor of the jungle against the small-minded nature of Man.