‘Men of the Mist’ is a documentary film that follows the routine and hardships of the men responsible for conserving Kudremukh National Park. With meager facilities and limited resources, these men are laden with the responsibility of protecting one of the most important wilderness zones in the country, which also provides water and resources to millions of people.
Located in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Kudremukh National Park is a wide embrace of 630 sq. kms of mountains, grasslands and a rich tropical rainforest. It is a biodiversity hotspot and supports many unique species of plants and animals, which are found nowhere else in the world. The region is home to unique, threatened and endangered species including Lion-tailed Macaques, Bengal Tigers, King Cobras, Great Pied Hornbills and a host of other rainforest species.
Three rivers originate from the Kudremukh National Park – Thunga, Bhadra and Netravati – which flow perennially, supporting many forms of life along their banks, and are a lifeline to both animals and humans. These rivers provide water to millions of people in the state of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The documentary highlights the toils of a committed team of foresters that works day and night to protect this wonderful and critical habitat.