The Elephant Whisperers, produced by Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga for Netflix India, has taken out the 2023 Academy Award for Documentary Short Film.
The film details what unravels when a tribal couple decides to foster an orphaned baby elephant and how the gentle giant, Raghu, transforms the lives of his foster parents forever.
Produced by Sikhya Entertainment, the film had its world premiere on 9 November 2022 at DOC NYC Film Festival, a film festival for documentaries in the United States.
Cinematography was undertaken by Karan Thapliyal, Krish Makhija, Anand Bansal, and Kartiki Gonsalves.
The film was edited by Sanchari Das Mollick and Douglas Blush.