The film opens with Dominique Gonçalves, a Mozambican elephant ecologist, showing young girls photos of the elephants she studies and talking about the importance of education.
They are spellbound by her journey and words of encouragement, which sets the tone for the film. Gonçalves takes viewers on a journey of hope as she shares stories of human/elephant coexistence at schools, community clubs, and health clinics.
The filmmakers’ focused on authenticity, intimacy, and voice. “We wanted the film to feel as ‘unmediated’ as possible. We strived to create a direct emotional connection between these characters and the audience. This is their story told in their voice.”