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Title Camel Odyssey / Director: Druesne, Kamahl
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2009
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Summary Five international travellers (three French, one British and one Australian) set out on an epic journey, to be the first people to take Bactrian camels from the towering heights of the Himalayas down to Rajasthan and the famous Pushkar camel fair. When two of the camels die, the travellers are blamed in the local media and the BBC. Threatened with charges of animal cruelty, police prosecution and mob justice, the group is forced into hiding.Camel Odyssey is a dramatic documentary about five international travellers seeking adventure who get more than they bargained for.Their romantic notion of travelling is fulfilled: gypsies, music, dancing, camp fires, sleeping under the stars. But their adventure also attracts media attention. Too quickly their fame puts them in danger when one camel dies in an Indian veterinary clinic and another falls ill.Accused of killing their camel, by local media and in the BBC, they are advised to dump their sick animal and leave by dead of night. But they refuse to move their beloved camels, attracting more media attention and pressure from the local authorities who don't want the bad publicity. The situation worsens when the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals and Maneka Gandhi's BJP Party join the fray.Trapped in an Indian Vet Clinic under the threat of animal cruelty charges, the boys fear the worst. Isolated in a foreign country without representation, the friends are forced into hiding in India's Rajasthani desert, under the continuing threat of police prosecution, mob justice and media vilification. (Commissioned by SBS, in English and Hindi, English subtitles) (Documentary) CC WS
Event Broadcast 2009-11-08 at 11:00:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Adventure and adventurers.
Animal welfare.
Indians -- Social life and customs.
India -- Ladakh.
India -- Pushkar.
Form Streaming video
Author Druesne, Kamahl, director