THE LAST CHEETAH
As an expert and daughter of Hormoz Asadi, the man who spearheaded conservation cheetah conservation in Iran, Lobat has developed a documentary film, in pre-production. The film, aptly called, The Last Cheetah, will take a deep dive into the complexities of wildlife conservation in Iran – the last remaining refuge of the rare Asiatic cheetah subspecies.
GEORGE B. SCHALLER
In this documentary, Lobat teams up with her mentor, Dr. George B. Schaller, the highly respected multiple National Geographic lifetime award winner – and the “father of big cat conservation.” Dr. Schaller, a man who has dedicated his life to saving endangered species, conducted the first-ever study on lions in the Serengeti (1967), and was invited to Iran more than any other American as an wildlife advisor. The film will outline the historic, political and cultural issues and events related to cheetahs and wildlife conservation in Iran, up until 2018 – when cheetah conservation came to a near halt due to the PWHF imprisonments. Along the same line of investigative research, Lobat is co-authoring an accompanying book to the documentary, also called, The First and Last Cheetah. In addition, Lobat has been advising journalists, filmmakers and scholars such as Bedlam Films about Asiatic cheetahs and Iran.