A new documentary depicting the crisis surrounding the State’s one-horned Rhino titled ‘Final Amen’ has been selected to the 5th Delhi International Film Festival. The festival will be held from December 3 to 9 at New Delhi.
Man is the supreme among all creatures, but his endless greed and cruelty has pushed nature to a sorry state. Because of man’s deeds, much of nature’s greenery has been depleted, various bird species are becoming extinct, while many living creatures are now endangered. Instead of conserving and protecting our precious flora and fauna, we are ruthlessly exploiting them. Assam’s pride, the world famous one-horned Rhino too has become a target of man’s greed and cruelty. Humans never think twice before committing the heinous act of murdering this alert, loving animal. If this trend continues, the one-horned Rhino will soon become extinct.
Human are appealing humans to save the endangered Rhino population in the State. Yet, despite numerous appeals and public awareness drives, Rhino killings are going on unabated in Assam.
The documentary uses an innovative strategy – the hero of the story, the one-horned Rhino itself makes a fervent plea to humans to spare their lives. “A concept came to my mind, perhaps there is only one way to save them and that is, if the appeal is done by the Rhino itself, the poachers might be emotionally touched to stop the killing forever”, said the documentary’s co-director Sibanu Borah.
The world would be a much better place if the animals are allowed to exist in their natural habitat unscathed, in the manner in which they were intended.
Shot in locations like Kaziranga, Pobitora among other such wildlife sanctuaries, the 23-minute-long ‘Final Amen’ is jointly produced and directed by Ramen Borah and Sibanu Bora. While the film’s camerawork is done by Hiten Thakuria, sound designing by Bhaskar Jyoti Deka and Amrit Pritam, Rupak Chaudhuri has worked as the outdoor sound recordist. The music is scored by Manuj Sarma. Its editing is done by Ramen Borah. The Di was done by Sujit Borah in Mumbai.