In Search of Putin's Tiger
In Search of Putin’s Tiger, a promising documentary project by He Xiaoqing and Peter Pecotić.
Kuzya is one of the Siberian tigers released by the Russian president Vladimir Putin in May. About three weeks ago, he decided to take a stroll on the Chinese side of the Amur river, and has since remained in that region.
The tiger is used as a vehicle for placing ourselves right in the middle of the geopolitical dynamics along the Sino-Russian border, and for exploring the unique human and geographical landscape of the Amur-Heilong region, which, partly due to the highly sensitive nature of border region in general, remains relatively unknown.