Why I capture Wildlife

Young naturalist Jamal Kabir takes us on a fascinating journey around various parks in London and talks about his love for the natural world.

  • Deej Phillips
    The Weight of Water: The Human Cost of Climate Crisis
  • Jamal Kabir
    Key Cast
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    2 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2021
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  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Deej Phillips

Deej Phillips shines a light on environmental and humanitarian stories all over the world. Recently, his focus has been to communicate the human cost of the climate crisis and its urgency through his documentaries, which has led to opportunities to talk about his work at events including TEDx in 2020.

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Director Statement

Jamal Kabir is a young conservationist and nature photographer from Birmingham who captures incredible images of wildlife at home and abroad. I had been following his work for many years and finally reached out to him to see if he wanted to spend some time together in wild spaces in London. It was a truly incredible experience spending a couple of days wandering London with him in which I learned so much. I think it's important to platform young changemakers like Jamal, as a half Indian I wish I was aware of people like him growing up as I never saw people that looked like me that were interested in nature. Jamal is from a working class family and is such a laid back yet extremely passionate dude who deserves more recognition. I absolutely loved the comparison he makes to collecting Pokemon which I think is exactly the kind of language needed to inspire other young people to pursue experiences in nature with the wonderful wildlife that surrounds us all.

Sound design and music by the incredible Edward Cook. We wanted to create a sound that would appeal to a younger audience and I feel Ed achieved that perfectly.