India wins Oscar: ‘Elephant Whisperers’ wins award in Best Documentary Short Film category

13 March, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

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Indian documentary film 'Elephant Whisperers' won the Oscar in the 'Best Documentary Short Film' category.

Indian documentary film ‘Elephant Whisperers’ won the Oscar in the ‘Best Documentary Short Film’ category. Producer Guneet Monga along with director Kartiki Gonsalves took centre stage to accept the honour. The documentary won against ‘Haul Out,’ ‘How Do You Measure A Year?’ ‘The Martha Mitchell Effect,’ and ‘Stranger At The Gate’.

The film’s plot revolves around a family who adopts two orphan baby elephants in Tamil Nadu’s Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.

Well, this is not the first time that Guneet Monga has brought the Oscar to India. In 2019, Guneet Monga’s documentary ‘Period. End of Sentence’ bagged the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject.
Meanwhile, RRR’s Naatu Naatu is still in the run for the Oscars in the ‘Original Song’ category.