Oscars 2023: India's 'The Elephant Whisperers' Does Country Proud, Wins Best Documentary Short Film
Oscars 2023: 'The Elephant Whisperers' won Best Documentary Short Film.
India's 'The Elephant Whisperers' made it big at the ongoing Oscars 2023 ceremony as the Netflix film ended up winning the Best Documentary Short Film at the prestigious Academy Awards. Director Kartiki Gonsalves and producer Guneet Monga went up to the stage to pick up the award, and it was Kartiki Gonsalves who gave a speech, which will make everyone emotional.
'The Elephant Whisperers' beat 'Haulout', 'How do you Measure a Year', 'The Martha Mitchell Effect', and 'Stranger at the Gate' to pick up the win in the Best Documentary Short Film category.
After the win, Guneet Monga wrote on Twitter: "We just win the first-ever Oscar for an Indian Production! Two women did this! I am still shivering."
We just win the first ever Oscar for an Indian Production!— Guneet Monga (@guneetm) March 13, 2023
Two women did this! I am still shivering
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor also took to Twitter to congratulate the makers of 'The Elephant Whisperers'.
So thrilled that a film from India about elephants just won the short documentary Oscar! #ElephantWhisperers— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 13, 2023
'The Elephant Whisperers' released in 2022 and it was directed by documentary filmmaker Kartiki Gonsalves. This was also her directorial debut.
The documentary tells the story of the bond that develops between a couple and an orphaned baby elephant, Raghu, who was entrusted to their care. The film was released by Netflix globally on December 8, 2022.
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