1)Where deep in the forest Tai had been there? What had he been
doing? What did he find there?
2)In how much time did Tai slid down from the tree? Who took the
unshoed himself and grasped the trunk tightly with his arms and legs and
climbed nine meters high to extract the red-bellied squirrel from the trap he
had set earlier but unfortunately slipped and fell down to the ground in less
than thirty seconds.
one of the tribal companions took the squirrel and kept it in the backpack.
3)What did the companions point out for the cameras? How did they
cross the river? Which sound did Jarjo make?
After the squirrel, the companions pointed out another trap they placed on
towards the next trap with cameras in hand, they had to cross the river by the
way of a bridge made of a single tree trunk.
one of the tribal companions tried to make the sound of a distressed male fawn
deer just to attract the mother deer.
4)Till which time did they walk? What did the Nyshi companions
Filming the three men they walked until the evening before settling down. They
were heading with a speed much slower than expected due to the dense forest
crowd around, it was impossible to see further than a few meters ahead.
down after the continuous work throughout the day, the Nyshi companions brewed
black tea for all and a small fire to sit around.
5)What did the author do in 2002? Why was she not confident about
2002, the author and the group were filming the rehabilitation of two Himalayan
black bear cubs who were taken care of in an orphanage. They were hunted in the
Pakke National Park in Arunachal Pradesh.
author and her group knew about the plan and even with a successful location,
they couldn’t stop the bears from being hunted.
6)In which state hunting is a common thing? Which tribes hunt and
for what do they hunt?
is common in seven North-Eastern states of India – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland,
Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram.
decorations and rituals for their festivals.
7)What did the tribals realize about hunting? Which animals were
sold as dead meat and at what price?
The tribals realized that the demand of the animals and birds they hunt were
growing steadily. They also realized that the forest was going silent, due to
the frequent and vast hunting of animals and now there was only an empty sky
left where the wild birds used to fly.
Animalslike hornbills, barbets, civets, squirrels and many more were ranging from Rs
500 to Rs 5000 as dead meat, a barking deer was sold for Rs 6000.
8)What are the consequences of wild meat market?
The wild meat market could only mean that the forests were going silent.
Numbers of animals and birds were reduced in the forest and the only thing left
was the empty sky where the wild birds used to fly. The very next victim of
hunting would be the forest itself. The wildlife population of the forest was
9) What was the main purpose of their making this documentary?
document was made for the extent of hunting and to determine whether there was
any hope for the Future of the wildlife in the northeast because due to
frequent hunting and the wild meat market the wildlife populations were reduced
and only the empty sky was left. For executing the documentary, they used to spent their time with people
from different tribes, attend their festivals where they also witnessed the
traditional use of the animal parts.
10)Acquaint us with the logic of the young village boy about his
hunting. What kind of mind setup does it reflect?
The young boy hunted a monkey and carried that with him as he wanted to use the
fur to make his new dagger case. As he was supposed to attend a marriage party
he wanted his dagger case to be the best of all or else it would have been a
matter of prestige for him.
young boy was cruel in some way, he was much more conscious about what others
think that made him get the monkey killed for his dagger case just to please
11)In Chizami village and Nagaland, how is there a difference
between the old people and the teenage about their knowledge of animals?
The older hunters had a huge knowledge about almost all the animals and also
about their habitats, foods consumed, smell so they could easily identify theanimals from their photographs. The younger hunters knew very less about theanimals whereas the teenage boys had rarely seen any mammals. There was a huge
difference in their knowledge about the animals and this was due to the decline
in wildlife proportion.
12) In January 2007 what did the people of Ranchi decide
unanimously and what was the effect of it?
2007, the tribal people of Ranchi arrived at a unified understanding to ban
hunting for three years and realized that this was the only way to reverse the
situation or depletion. Earlier too in Nagaland, the youths took upon
themselves to ban hunting and they managed to sustain the ban for ten years to
revive the wildlife population. These encouraged the tribal people, the hunters
were ready to become the wildlife guides.
13)How people in Manas in Assam reflect a sustainable mind setup
for saving wild animals as they changed them from hunters to wildlife guides?
Due to the vast depletion of wildlife populations in forests, the tribal people
decided to ban hunting. In Manas Assam, the ex-poachers have turned themselves
into forest guides putting their all knowledge about the forest and its
inhabitants to revive the wildlife population. They took the steps towards the
more sustainable future. They proved and positively supported for processing
and preserving our forest and all creatures.
14)How does the lesson point out the issue of depletion wildlife
and at the same time, this shows a solution to the problem?
People from different tribes have been hunting for generations. The vast
hunting of animals and the wild meat market led to the silent forest and the
empty sky. Due to the crisis of wildlife, they were at high demand in the market.
Realizing the dead situation of the forest the tribals themselves arrived at a
solution, they decided to ban hunting to revive the wildlife population. The
hunters turned themselves to guides putting all their knowledge for the