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In The Spirit of Laxmi to Premier at Tribeca Film Festival

March 22nd, 2011 Joseph Pedro
Gerhard Wiehahn and Laxmi. Image via laxmimovie.wordpress

This is the kind of story that we love to hear. A new documentary will premier at the Tribeca Film Festival titled “In the Spirit of Laxmi,” which tells of an extraordinary friendship between man and animal.

The story of Laxmi, an injured and abandoned leopard cub nursed back to health and re-released into the wild by the former Aman-i-Khas general manager Gerhard Wiehahn. The short, which will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 20-May 1, 2011) as part of the “One for All” Documentary Series, traces the relationship developed between Laxmi and Gerhard, her human “mother” who carries Laxmi in his mouth as a cub, teaches her how to hunt and stalk, and spends weeks out in the wild with her. Spanning their 16-month journey together from Laxmi’s initial discovery on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, where she was abandoned and injured, through her “moment of freedom.” The 30-minute short was directed by Meghan Shea and Michael Rogers and executive produced by Trina Dingler-Ebert, Executive Director of Amanresorts.

Click here for tickets and more information about the film.

Trailer after the jump…

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