The Indian documentary ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ won the Oscar award for Best Documentary Short at the 95th Academy Awards on Monday.
The Netflix documentary Elephant Whisperers deals with the unbreakable bond between an abandoned elephant and their two caretakers. It competed for the Documentary Short Subject category with Haulout, How Do You Measure a Year?, The Martha Mitchell Effect and Stranger at the Gate.
The film, produced by Guneet Monga, marks the debut of Kartiki Gonsalves, who believes Indian stories have the potential to be recognized in the world.
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India has so much to offer from every nook and corner. There are stories that are really small that have so much hope, like ‘The Elephant Whisperers.
And then there are beautiful stories like ‘All that Breathes’ that is in the heart of a city. So, there’s a big range of stories from across India, which really have the potential of going out to the world and being loved by audiences across the oceans, Gonsalves had said in an earlier interview.