My Way or the Highway looks into judicial interventions surrounding conservation of the celebrated Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong landscape in Assam. The landscape has been plagued by destructive activities for decades resulting in hindrance to animal movement, degradation of hill slopes, drying up of streams, destruction of wildlife habitat and loss of valuable flora. The Supreme Court as well as the National Green Tribunal have passed several directions which help aid wildlife conservation in and around the Kaziranga National Park. Read an accompanying case brief here.
This film is the third of the five short documentaries, produced by Vidhi and Riverbank Studios, on key environmental issues in India under the project ‘Courting the Environment’. Renowned actress and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India, Dia Mirza, has provided a prologue to each of the documentaries. To know more about the project, watch our previous films- Hari Phuljhari (on firecrackers ban in Delhi), An Unequal Fight (on industrial pollution in Patancheru), and our upcoming films Ladenge Jeetenge (on dams in Uttarakhand) and Garbage Matters (on waste management in Delhi), visit the project page here.