Soul of the Elephant & Gardeners of the Forest

  • Gardeners of the Forest Gardeners of the Forest
  • Soul of the Elephant Soul of the Elephant


The Roxy Theater Screen 3 Wed, Apr 20, 2016 5:15 PM
Film Info
Series:39th International Wildlife Film Festival
Hosted By:International Wildlife Film Festival


Soul of the Elephant
Ironically, every dead elephant with its ivory intact is a reason to celebrate. It means an elephant died of natural causes, not bullets, snares or poison, and a soul was allowed to be celebrated and mourned by its herd. Award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert start with the remains of two bull elephants and through a series of key flashbacks, look at the lives they would have led, the dramas they may have seen, their great migrations for water with their families, and their encounters with lions and hyenas. This film, shot over two years, is an intimate look at elephants through the lens of perhaps the greatest storytellers of natural history.

Gardeners of the Forest
For generations, Laos was known as the Land of a Million Elephants but, as of 2016, there are fewer than 600 elephants left in the wild.

Included Shorts

Soul of the Elephant (53min) More
Gardeners of the Forest (15min) More