The Women Behind The Winner | The Elephant Whisperers | Oscar Winner '23 | Documentary | Her Zindagi

Aditi ShrivastavaPublish Date: 20 Mar, 2023

The Elephant Whisperers explores the journey of two elephant calves, Raghu and Ammu, and their caretakers Bomman and Bellie, a tribal couple situated in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. The documentary won big by getting an Oscar this year and has been making India proud all around the globe. This video is about the women behind the win, Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga.

About The Elephant Whisperers

The Indian short documentary The Elephant Whisperer received the Oscar for best short documentary. Kartiki Gonsalves made her directorial debut with the Oscar-winning The Elephant Whisperer, which had Guneet Monga as executive producer. The film follows the lives of a middle-aged couple from the Katunayaka tribal group who raised two orphaned elephants. While coming from a location where human-animal interaction has historically resulted in bad situations, one of the key aspects of the documentary has been their loving and caring attempts for the orphaned elephant calves.

During the shooting, two elephants by the names of Raghu and Ammu were used as support. where Raghu played the lead role. The Elephant Whispers is a real account of occurrences.

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