• CHANDANI - THE DAUGHTER OF THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER

    CHANDANI - THE DAUGHTER OF THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER

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  • CHANDANI - THE DAUGHTER OF THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER

    CHANDANI - THE DAUGHTER OF THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER

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CHANDANI - THE DAUGHTER OF THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER

a film by Arne Birkenstock

CHANDANI - THE DAUGHTER OF THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER

Germany | 2010 | 90:00 min

Content Categories

Documentary
available in 90 min. 52 min. or 43 min. versions
Synopsis
Chandani wants to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a mahout. Her father does not have a son to which he could pass on the family knowledge from many generations. Against the other mahouts‘ will, he decides to give his daughter a chance. He gives her responsibility for the young elephant calf Kandula. Chandani must demonstrate that she is serious about her wish. Because she is the first girl in a male profession, everyone doubts her abilities and the ranger Mohammed becomes her only supporter. He takes her into the jungle, shows her the world of elephants in the wilderness.
On one of these trips, Mohammed and her save a little elephant baby from its certain death. Strengthened by this experience and her mentor’s support, she makes tremendous progress in the work with ‚her‘ little elephant Kandula, and develops a real emotional attachment to this animal.
But when Kandula is taken away from her, also Chandani’s path changes…
Festivals/Awards
German Film Award LOLA for Best Children's Film 2011
Chicago International Children's Film Festival - Best Documentary 2010
Cast and Crew
  • Director Arne Birkenstock
  • Screenwriter Arne Birkenstock
Original Languages

English

Production Company
Fruitmarket Arts & Media GmbH
Maastrichter Strasse 45, 50672 Köln

Fax: +49 221 8875515

Phone: +49 221 8875513

mail@fruitmarket.de
http://www.fruitmarket.de
Tradewind Pictures
Hohenzollernring 16-18, 50672 Köln

Phone: +49 221 9125610

Fax: +49 221 9125612

thomas@tradewind-pictures.de
http://www.tradewind-pictures.de
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