Dia Mirza, who ventured into production few years ago, has now made her directorial debut by directing a Public Service film on the occasion of World Tiger Day 2016. The feature film focuses on the vital message of spreading awareness about Tiger and Nature Conservation through the innocent yet aware voices of children belonging to different age groups.
Talking about her directorial debut, Dia Mirza says, “This has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life! Involving our future generation in this initiative has been nothing short of enlightening and fulfilling for me. As tigers struggle for survival, I hope that the message sent out is strong enough to nudge our nation to guarantee the tiger protection from threats like poaching, and intrusion into their natural habitat. We need to remember, what happens to the tiger, to our forests and our rivers, ultimately affects each one of us.”
Sanctuary Asia head & well-known conservationist Bittu Sahgal who has closely worked with Dia Mirza for the longest time says, “Dia Mirza joined the Sanctuary family over three years ago when she spearheaded our Leave Me Alone’ campaign. Since then she has evolved into a highly credible voice for conservation, tirelessly supporting issues that are crucial but lack visibility. By conceptualising and directing this PSA, Dia has crafted a poignant message from over one million Kids For Tigers to the elders who are in control of their lives: “We demand you leave us a better world. All we need to do is protect nature and nature will protect us!”
The feature film has been written by Cara Tejpal and Sahil Sangha, captured by ace photographer Rohan Shrestha and produced by Born Free Entertainment.