Living Edens: Temple of the Tigers

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Living Edens: Temple of the Tigers explores how one of the subcontinent’s most magnificent and endangered animals fulfills its destiny in a remote nature preserve that also shrouds the ruins of a long-fallen empire.

Hinduism, the dominant religion of India, views all living creatures as moving on the same wheel of fate. Karma determines each one’s destiny, and a trinity of gods representing the cycles of creation, preservation, and destruction oversees the universe.

The filmmakers transport viewers to the Bandhavgarh plateau rising from the jungles of central India. Once the capital of a powerful dynasty of maharajas, it is now the protected domain of the royal Bengal tiger and other indigenous wildlife. The city’s palace and temple ruins are also the solitary retreat of an old Hindu priest, who tends the shrines and awaits the annual pilgrimage made by thousands of the devout who come to pray at these ancient places of worship.

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Online content for Living Edens: Temple of the Tigers was originally posted May 2002.

Production Credits Print

Television Credits

Narrated by
FRANK LANGELLA

Executive Producer
ALEX GREGORY

Supervising Producer
ANN F. KIM

Written and Produced by
HARRY MARSHALL

Cinematography by
ALPHONSE ROY

Edited by
JILL GARRETT

Music by
LAURA KARPMAN

Associate Producer
LAURA MARSHALL

Additional Cinematography by
TED GIFFORDS

Assistant Camera
N. DEVARAJAN

Location Sound
S. NANDHA KUMAR

Production Manager
FIONA MACKENZIE

Production Assistant
RICHARD DOBBS

Consultant
HASHIM TAYABJI

Location Manager
RADHA NARAYANAN

Field Assistant
SAIKAT DEB ROY

Field Naturalist
V. RAJESH PATEL

Guides and Trackers

PREMLAL
RAMAVATAR
GUPTA
SULTAN
DHINESH KUMAR

Mahouts
DAYARAM
KOOTAPAN

Dubbing Editor
JAMES PURSEY

On-Line Editor
TIM BOLT

Post Production Supervisor
LEIGH HARRISON HELBERG

Assistant Editor
JOHN GRETHER

Production Secretary
DAVID LEY

Henry Editor
JAY SEGIMOTO

Re-Recording Mixers
MARK LINDEN
TARA PAUL

Sound Design
CLIFFORD HOELSCHER

Music Supervisor
NANCY SEVERINSEN

Map Design
VIEW STUDIOS

The Producers Gratefully Acknowledge the Assistance of:
FIELD DIRECTOR SHAH ABAZ KHAN
STAFF OF PATEL LODGE
MADHYA PRADESH FOREST DEPARTMENT
P.K. MISHRA
R. BASKARAN
RAM PRASAD
PUSHPARAJ SINGH

For Devillier Donegan Enterprises:
Production Controller
ELIZABETH VALLENTINE

Production Manager
DENISE GLENNON

Supervising Producer
GREG DIEFENBACH

Executive Producers

RON DEVILLIER
BRIAN DONEGAN

For NATURE:
Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
JILL CLARKE
PATTY JACOBSON

Associate Producer
GIANNA SAVOIE

Researcher
SUSANE LEE

Production Assistant
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Production Secretary
AUSTIN RIPLEY

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Online Editor
BRIAN LONGENECKER

Editor
PATRICK GAMBUTI, Jr.

Additional Music
JIM HEFFERNAN

Audio Mix
ED CAMPBELL

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive In Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

A production of Icon Films in association with Devillier Donegan Enterprises

This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, which is solely responsible for its content.

Web Credits

Producer
RONNIE GODEANU

Art Director

SABINA DALEY

Designers
KAREN MATTSON
LENNY DROZNER

Writer
SARAH BIRNBAUM

Production Artist
RUIYAN XU

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Scientific Consultant
IRENE TEJARATCHI

About the Writer
Sarah Birnbaum is an educational Web producer in New York.

Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York’s Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. Dan Goldman, Executive Director, thirteen.org. Bob Adleman, Business Manager.