DIRECTOR ELIZABETH UNGER; PRODUCERS ELIZABETH UNGER, JOANNA NATASEGARA | 2021 | 93 min.
2022 Official Selection
As China pours hundreds of billions of dollars into South American infrastructure, jaguars are disappearing from the continent’s most protected rainforests. Targeted as substitutes for tiger parts, which have historically been used in traditional Chinese medicines, jaguars are now being trafficked at dangerously high numbers to fill a new market demand.
Spanning over mist-covered jungles in the Amazon to bustling wildlife markets in China, Tigre Gente follows the storylines of two passionate people fighting to stop the jaguar trade before it’s too late.