Trailer - In The Spirit of Laxmi

‘In the Spirit of Laxmi’ follows the journey of Gerhard Wiehahn, former General Manager of Aman-i-Khás, as he raises an abandoned leopard cub in the Indian province of Rajasthan.

The two spent 16 months together – hunting, stalking and climbing – preparing for Laxmi’s moment of freedom. The documentary short follows Wiehahn and Laxmi as they move in two seemingly incongruent directions; together, becoming increasingly inseparable as the months progress, and apart, as Laxmi develops into an independent adult and they move towards their final good-byes. The film was shortlisted by the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival and was one of 60 films chosen from close to 3,000 entries. Screenings were held between April 20 - May 1, 2011 at the film festival in New York.
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