Director : Biju Pankaj / 21:30 mins / India / 2018
BEFORE IT VANISHES / MAYUM MUNPE
India / 21:30 / 2018/ Malayalam
Direction Biju Pankaj DoP Venu P S Sound Design Anoop David
Synopsis: Before it Vanishes is a documentary featuring the lifecycle of the much endangered Slender Loris, found primarily in India and Srilanka. While these beings are very few in numbers they do not enjoy the endangered species status, as no reliable statistics exists on their numbers. The film tries to outline the various reasons that make it imperative to have them classified as an endangered species and hence protected.
Director’s Bio: Biju Pankaj is a seasoned journalist and documentary director with more than 21 years of experience in the visual industry. In 2003 he received the state government award for best investigative documentary named Visham Nirayunna Sugandhagirikal, a documentary on over usage of pesticides in Cardamom plantations. Another documentary of his named The great Indian hornbill’s symphony of life got 3 state awards and the best cameraman award for National science film festival 2016 held at Mumbai.