Films : Documentaries : Timeless Traveller - The Horeshoe Crab
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Vatavaran 2003, Silver Tree Award in the Documentary Promoting Wildlife Category
Vatavaran 2003, Best Documentary in the Revelations Category
Getting to know and Protecting Wildlife Award at the International Wildlife Film Festival – Festival International Du Film Animalier d’Albert in France, March 2005.
Getting to know and Protecting Water Life Award at the International Wildlife Film
The Golden Jury Award, Worldfest, Houston- 2002
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 A film on one of the oldest living fossils on Earth and possibly the world’s most spectacular scientific breakthrough that could rewrite the pages of modern medical history - benefiting nearly 2 ˝ billion people.

A relative of the spider and the scorpion this space ship like creature with blue blood holds some of the most fantastic secrets.

The horseshoe crab dates back to 562 million years back and has remained unchanged. Research on the horseshoe crab has revealed that its blood holds the cure for osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, has the potential to regenerate the tissues of the heart and eyes and can even neutralize HIV and tuberculosis infected cells.

Today the horseshoe crab is facing extinction. Conservation is the prime theme and the film is an effort to gather support and create awareness to protect this endangered species from extinction.

The film generated interest and new research started in India after news snippets were shown. It was used to fight and lobby for the specie and now it is protected under Schedule IV of the Wildlife Act, 1972.

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