AN ELEPHANT AWAY
In Kenya a conflict is growing between humans and elephants as population numbers and loss of habitat increases. This is the story of two families and their struggle to coexist in a fragmented and vast landscape.
"An Elephant Away" takes place in one of Africas most iconic landscapes. The Amboseli Eco System where Isiah, a young farmer, and "Three Holes" an elephant matriarch are struggling to coexists in a fragmented landscape.
Isiah is farming tomatos to send his kids to school and to get out of poverty. But luck isn't on Isiahs side. Will he be able to achieve his goal to get out of poverty?
"Three Holes" is also effected by the growing population, land subdivicion and a fatal drought. How will she and her family survive in a place where space gets smaller and resources are running out?
Director / Producer
DP / Editor
NIRA SHAH KNAUSENBERGER
Production Sound Recordist
We wanted to do something different in documentary story telling and decided to go for a mixure of narrative blue-chip natural history content and interview driven run'n'gun documentary style. A combination which has been rarley seen before.
To achieve the blue-chip natural history quality we used car mounted gimbals, high end cinema cameras, timelapse cameras and high-end audio recording devices.