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ELEPHANT REFUGEES

A Fight To Survive When Waters Run Dry

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Overview

Genre
Environment, Adventure, Contemporary Issues, Human Interest, and Social Issues
Synopsis

When Botswana banned elephant poaching in 2014, something incredible happened: the news of the safe haven spread among herds, prompting a mass elephant migration into Botswana from neighboring countries.
Now, with nearly 60% of the world’s elephants residing in Botswana, the ecosystem is buckling under the pressure of supporting them. Climate change and unprecedented drought have created a water crisis for the masses of elephant refugees.

After a long and tiring journey in search of safety, many elephants end up at the Moller family’s bush lodge, Elephant Sands, in desperate need of water. From the frontlines of the climate crisis, the Moller family struggles to provide water to as many as 500 elephants a day. When the elephants don’t get what they need, they often break into the lodge bathrooms, turning on the faucets with their trunks and drinking out of the sinks and toilets. The Moller’s dedication to aiding the elephants is strong. But with dwindling resources, they can only do

Stage
finished
Running time
8 and 1 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
DREAM OUT LOUD
Country
Botswana
Years of Production
2018
Locations
BOTSWANA, SOUTH AFRICA

Distribution Details

Release year
2020
Festivals
Cleveland, Sonoma, Silk Road, Chagrin, WWF, iHollywood, GIg Harbor
Awards
Best documentary Sonoma, Best documentary iHollywood
Language
english

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