Animal Works: Where art meets conservation
Would you risk your life for what you believe in? Tammie Matson – co-creator of Animal Works, a coalition of film-makers, authors, artists and conservationists passionate about wildlife – has done just that.
Working as a conservationist on the issue of human-elephant conflict for several years in Africa and India, she wrote a book about her conservation work.
Then the chance to make a documentary came about and she met artist Nafisa Naomi. Spending several days together in Assam, north-east India, they set up interviews and scenes for their documentary Elephant Wars, and realised that they wanted to do even more.
“We decided to combine Nafisa’s talents as an artist and my background as a zoologist and author to help channel funds and awareness to the issue. We want to make conservation everyone’s business,” she said.