Oscar 2023 The Elephant Whisperers' impresses jury, wins Best Documentary Short Film
4775 14 Mar, 2023
‘The Elephant Whisperers’, which bagged an Academy Award nomination in the category of Best Documentary Short, has made the country proud by taking home an Oscar for the same.
The Kartiki Gonsalves-directorial documentary was competing against 'Haulout', 'How Do You Measure a Year?', 'The Martha Mitchell Effect' and 'Stranger at the Gate. The Netflix film is an immense professional as well as personal achievement for director Kartiki Gonsalves, as this was her directorial debut. Gonsalves, who enjoyed a successful stint as a wildlife and social documentary photographer, photojournalist, and cinematographer, left a flourishing career to star behind the camera for a different cause.
Filmed in the popular Mudumalai National Park (located in the lap of the majestic Nilgiri Mountains in Tamil Nadu), the 41-minute film explores ..
the tender relationship between an orphaned baby elephant named Raghu and a couple of mahouts, Bomman and Bellie, who dedicate their lives to raising him and protecting him from poachers.
Produced by Guneet Monga (CEO of Sikhya Entertainment), the film has garnered much praise from the national as well as international film fraternity for its subject matter and seamless execution.
If reports are to be believed, the making of the movie is no less spectacular than the film. It took ..