If you’re home, bored of aimless scrolling on Facebook looking at corona videos – and looking for something meaningful to watch, here our list of top 5 films about elephant conservation :
The Ivory Game – this produced by Leonardo DiCaprio Netflix special exposes the dark and corrupt industry of poaching and ivory trafficking: with the help of conservationists (including our partner foundation Big Life), undercover journalists, rangers and activists we get to hope the end is near.
The Gardeners of Eden – from the front lines of the crisis, this impactful iTunes film shows the heroic efforts of our partnering foundation Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to stop poachers in the bush, rescue the orphans of slain elephants and raise them by hand, until one day, returning them to their home in the wild.
The Elephant Queen – an award winning Apple original tells a heart warming epic family tale of trust, love and finding home. Narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, The Lion King), the story follows a matriarch leading a family in times of heavy African drought.
Love & Bananas: The Elephant Story – a tale about Asian elephant struggles from our friend Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers. They embark on a daring 48-hour mission 500 miles across Thailand to save a 70-year old captive blind Asian elephant and bring her to freedom.
Elephant – the most recent Disney+ release with Meghan Markle as a narrator, the story follows African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo as their herd make an epic journey hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert. Led by their great matriarch, Gaia, the family faces brutal heat, dwindling resources and persistent predators, as they follow in their ancestor’s footsteps on a quest to reach a lush, green paradise.