Ever since winning the Oscar in the "Best Original Short Film Documentary" category, "The Elephant Whisperers" has found widespread praise from several quarters, who have appreciated the documentary for its portrayal of love and care towards baby elephants.
Speaking at News18's Rising India Summit 2023 on Wednesday, producer Guneet Monga revealed what made her agree to produce the documentary.
"Who can say no to baby elephants? It was surreal. It was beautiful. More power to Kartiki (Gonsalves). Here is this first time filmmaker who comes from a photo journalism background of natural history, who has gone on and made a promo. Usko yeh kahaani pasand aayi aur usne uss kahaani ko ek saal shoot kiya aur woh promo bheja (She liked this story and she shot it for a year and she sent a promo). It was magical. I was like this film is waiting to happen.
"I am lucky she reached out to me and Netflix. It has been a beautiful partnership. I want to tell first time filmmakers that don't wait for somebody's permission," Monga said.
We only win with the blessing of our parents. Want to tell this to first time filmmakers to not wait for anyone: @guneetm, Producer #TheElephantWhisperers #News18RisingIndia | @Zakka_Jacob pic.twitter.com/XkUvfBAdcF
— News18 (@CNNnews18) March 29, 2023
The documentary can streamed on Netflix.
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