Elephant Path / Njaia Njoku

Eine unvergessliche Geschichte von Freundschaft und Engagement vor der wunderschönen Kulisse des zentralafrikanischen Regenwalds. Andrea Turkalo, die als Biologin das Verhalten von Elefanten erforscht, und der einheimische Fährtenleser Sessely Bernard widmen sich gemeinsam der Forschung von Elefanten und deren Schutz in einem kriegerischen Umfeld, das das Leben der majestätischen Tiere bedroht.

Regisseur: Todd McGrain

Todd McGrain turned his attention to documentary film after a 25-year career as a sculptor. His accomplishments as a sculptor include the prestigious Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and the Audubon Award for Art Inspiring Conservation. His sculptures are part of several major museum collections in the United States and abroad. In 2010, McGrain’s work to create permanent public memorials to birds driven to extinction in modern times became the subject of a documentary film, The Lost Bird Project, produced by Middlemarch Films. This rewarding experience led McGrain to his current focus on the plight of the Forest Elephants of Central Africa. Though Elephant Path / Njaia Njoku is McGrain’s first feature length documentary, his understanding of the value of storytelling to raise awareness of our current extinction crisis has been formed over decades of dedication and commitment.

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
2017
52 Min.
Englisch
UT: Englisch
12
Regisseur: Todd McGrain
Autor:
Kamera: Scott Anger
Schnitt: Todd McGrain, Sara Khaki
Musik: Alexander Balanescu
Produktion: Lost Bird Project
Preise: Beste Story 2019
Nominierungen: Beste Story 2019
Webseite URL: www.elephantpathfilm.org