Living with Snow Leopards – Tashi’s Story: A NATURE Short Film - Full Film

In the frigid Indian Himalayas, people manage to eke out a living alongside one of Asia’s most elusive cats: the snow leopard. Today there may be as few as 4,000 of these great cats remaining in the wild, and with the snow leopards‘ prey in decline, encounters between herders and the cat are on the rise. Explore this fragile relationship through the eyes of Tashi, a local goat herder, and learn how his village has partnered with the Snow Leopard Trust to find ways to both live with and save one of the rarest cats on Earth.

Production Credits Print

Director / Producer
Gayle Podrabsky

Cinematographer
Joseph Pontecorvo

Narrator
Joseph Pontecorvo

Editors
Joseph Pontecorvo
Philip Thangsombat

Writers
Joseph Pontecorvo
Matthias Fiechter
Jennifer Snell Rullman
Kulbushansingh
(Kullu) Suryawanshi

Music
UNKNOWN

Location Sound / Camera Assist
Nimmida Pontecorvo

Graphics and Animation
Lucy Woodworth

Special Thanks
Snow Leopard Trust
Tashi Phuntsog (Gya Village India)
Charudutt Mishra (India)
Kulbhushansingh Suryawanshi (India)
Stanzin Namgial (Ladakh)
Karma Sonam (Ladakh)
RigzenDorjay (Ladakh)
Sonam Stanzin (Gya Village India)
Nawang Dorje (Gya Village India)
Jigmet Dadule (Ladakh)
Tsewang Namgil (Ladakh)
Toby Sinclair (India)
Brad Rutherford (USA)
Michael Despines (USA)
John Forsen (USA)

Additional Thanks
The Ministry of Environment & Forests
The Ministry of External Affair Government of India
Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore India
NHNZ Moving Images

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Senior Producer
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

Coordinating Producer
JAYNE JUN

Associate Producer
JAMES F. BURKE

Legal Counsel
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

Digital Producer
HEATHER TONER

Social Media Editor
KAREN HO

Audience Engagement
CHELSEY SAATKAMP

Budget Controller
JAYNE LISI

Online Editor
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN