Meeting with Nature: A Tiger’s Tale. Behind Closed Doors: Norilsk.
Published time: 6 Apr, 2007 20:00 Edited time: 7 Apr, 2007 00:00
Meeting with Nature: A Tiger’s Tale (01.30, 09.30, 17,30)
A Siberian tiger called “the soul of the taiga” by the hunters and shamans of the Primorskiy region. For them, it’s a sacred animal which is the incarnation of their ancestors’ spirit. Tigers have been inhabiting deep forests of the Primorskiy region for centuries and managed to avoid the hunter’s gun. But the constant encroachment of civilisation upon the taiga puts these exquisite creatures in danger of total extinction. Siberian tigers, their survival and people who are trying to protect tigers from dying out, are in the focus of the Meeting with Nature: A Tiger’s Tale documentary.
Behind Closed Doors: Norilsk (05.30, 13.30, 21.30)
Norilsk lies in western Siberia beyond the Arctic Circle and is considered to be one of the richest regions for natural resources. The history of the city started in 1935 when the government of the Soviet Union set up labour camps there to develop the nickel field and to construct a copper-nickel industrial complex. Now Norilsk has a thriving development and much prosperity. Meet the people who reside in this Siberian city and discover its modern-day life in the Behind Closed Doors: Norilsk documentary.