THE ELEPHANT WHISPERERS is a beautiful documentary. It was filmed at the Theppakadu Elephant Camp Sanctuary in Southern India. It was established 149 years ago. 

The sanctuary is the largest open space rehabilitative area for elephants. They care for those that were abandoned or in need of medical or emotional care. They focused on the journey of two adorable elephants, Ammu and Raghu, brought back from death’s door by a married couple who work at the sanctuary. Their words are explicitly dubbed over so audiences can become immersed in the local vernacular and customs. It was perfect. 

The stars, of course, are the elephants. Amazing, intelligent, and emotional creatures that should be revered and cherished. The cinematography was stunning and able to capture breathtaking scenery as well as living, playful moments between the community and these priceless babies. I was mesmerized. I laughed…I cried. Elephants are truly a gift from God. The caretakers believe God and elephants are one. 

THE ELEPHANT WHISPERERS is enchantingly created for those who love elephants. The narration will keep viewers drawn to a must-see forty-minute short that is an Oscar contender. It is worth your time. It is an extraordinary close-up look at how another “family” lives on the other side of the world. 

THE ELEPHANT WHISPERERS is available to stream on NETFLIX.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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