Tigers, arguably the most charismatic creature to ever walk the Earth, now crouch on the edge of extinction. These perfectly equipped apex predators, these masters of the forest, have all but been annihilated by trophy hunters, poachers, farmers and the consequences of relentless human development. While Tigerland brings this tragic reality to light, it is not a dark or depressing film. Its subjects, as much as the tigers themselves, are two men, one from India and one from Russia, who have entirely dedicated their lives to preventing the eradication of tigers. They are two very different men who are united by a common adoration, not just for tigers but for all that tigers represent; two intense, driven and enlightened men who understand that the salvation of our species may very well depend on saving tigers first.