Sanbona, Return to Wilderness| 23mins
Director: Swati Thiyagarajan | Producer: NDTV
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: India
In the middle of a rugged strain of mountains called the Swartberg, lies the Little Karoo which stretches out into the Great Karoo in the Western Cape of South Africa. People have lived on this harsh plateau for over 500,000 years in harmony with nature, but about three hundred years ago this Little Karoo was taken over by white settlers who eradicated the animals to build farms. The game reserve is called Sanbona, San for the people who used to live here and Bona for their vision of nature in balance. Swati embarks on an exciting journey half-way across the world, to capture the cheetah in these surroundings.