RKS 2023 Film: “The Elephant Whisperers”:  2023 Academy Award Nominee

“The Elephant Whisperers”, an Indian documentary short film, has been nominated as the best documentary short film at the 2023 Oscars.

The documentary breaks the chain of depressing documentaries about elephants. Instead we encounter Bellie and Bomman at the Theppakadu Elephant Camp in India which is the largest contiguous wild space for Asian elephants. Bellie and Bomman are caretakers assigned by forest rangers to care for elephants. With love and compassion they care for abandoned and orphaned elephants. Elephants under their care are treated as their own children and the elephants return their love. If elephants are the beasts of the jungle well then they are intelligent and highly perceptive.

Finally a light, happy and engaging positive story about elephants.

“The Elephant Whisperers” was directed by Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga.

Spectacular cinematography but a highly sappy soundtrack.

If you are in Toronto “The Elephant Whisperer” and the four other shorts can be seen at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on February 24. Check out their website here https://hotdocs.ca/

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: