The sad history, precarious present, and optimistic future for the United States’ most endangered wild cat: the ocelot.
Told through the lens of wildlife filmmaker Ben Masters, the viewer is taken on a brush dive into the deep South Texas chaparral to meet the biologists studying the rare cats, the ranchers with the habitat, and the cats themselves.
Through camera trap cinematography, we get a never-before-seen glimpse into the struggle, love, and determination that is required for a mother ocelot to successfully raise her young. And the stakes could not be higher: with fewer than 80 known ocelots remaining in the United States, divided into two small populations, each kitten is absolutely precious to the future of the American ocelot population.
Festivals & Awards
New York Festivals 2023* winner : Category: Documentary: Nature&Wildlife
Original TitleDer Ozelot - Eine Katze in Not
Length50' (ENG, GER)
Film byBen Masters