Malaika Wins National Geographic Award

Malaika Vaz from Goa has won the 2016 Wildscreen National Geographic Roar Talent Bursary Award at the recently held Wildscreen festival.

19-year-old Vaz’s short-film “Waghoba”, which depicts real life story of a newly protected forest in Maharashtra, was critically acclaimed at the Festival in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Vaz is an intern student of Bengaluru-based Felis Creations.

The film is total 17-minute-long. It was shot within a period of around two months in Umred-Kharandala, near Nagpur.

Waghoba, is a real life story of a newly protected forest in Maharashtra.

The bursary award is given to only one wildlife story teller from across the world.

For the first time in the history of the festival an Indian has bagged this award.

Her name features in the Limca Book of Records as the youngest Indian to go to North and South poles.