The Elephant Whisperers triumphs at Oscars

Chennai: Tamil documentary The Elephant Whisperers brings Oscar to India. The documentary won Best Documentary Short at the 95th Academy Awards making it a maiden victory for India in the Documentary Short Subject category. The film’s director Kartiki Gonsalves and producer Guneet Monga went up on stage to pick the golden statue. The film is available on Netflix.

Directed by Kartiki Gonsalves, the Netflix documentary bested Haulout, How Do You Measure a Year, The Martha Mitchell Effect and Stranger at the Gate to scoop the trophy.

The Elephant Whisperers depicts an unbreakable bond between two abandoned elephants and their caretakers. It is produced by Guneet Monga and Achin Jain of Sikhya Entertainment. In her winning speech, Gonsalves dedicated the award to her family and her motherland India.

Earlier, two entries were set in India – Smile Pinki and Period. End Of Sentence won Oscars for Documentary Short. Monga was the executive producer on Period.