Via Instagram: @theelephantwhisperers

Indian short film ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ directed by Kartiki Gonsalves has received a nomination at the 95th Academy Awards in the ‘Best Documentary Short Film’ category


Via Instagram: @kartikigonsalves

There are two nominations for Indian Cinema including a nomination for RRR: Naatu Naatu for the best Original Song category. 

The 40-min short film initially released on December 8, 2022 and subsequently on Netflix is about a small family, their love towards each other and their unanimous love for raising elephants. With incredible story telling, stunning visuals and a lot of play and fun with baby elephants, this movie captures the essence of the bond between humans and animals. 

One important topic that the film touches on is the problem when humans try to harm elephants. There have been many instances in the Mudumalai region in South India where elephants enter villages due to lack of food and drought in the forests. This film stresses the need to not harm/hurt the elephants but to show them love.

In short, it is a beautifully told tale of two humans, two elephants and a story that revolves around displaying a true example of love transcending species