Produced in 2019, Big Social Nomad is portraying the difficult situation of the Asian elephant. From the words of two of India´s largest organisations for elephants, a complex picture is depicted, where human-elephant conflict is spread around the country.
Due to human development and encroachment on national parks, elephants are finding themselves with very little territory. Corridors – the pathways which elephant has been using for millenia – are now threatened by people occupying the space.
This film is about threat and hope. Though facing extinction, elephants have always been worshipped in Indian traditions. Ganesha, the elephant god, is one of India´s most popular gods. Temple elephants is used in many parts of the country. These traditions have taught people to love elephants since childhood.
A new awareness about the elephant situation today in Asia is needed. People have created the difficult situation of today. And people are the only ones who can adjust it.
Comments on the film:
I really enjoyed the documentary. I thank you for your efforts to bring out the plight of elephants in India.
Ananda Kumar, Nature Conservation Foundation India
Thanks so much for sharing the film and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it! A big thank you for making a film on elephants and covering some of our work too. Happy to know that this will be broadcasted to a global audience.
Vinod K, Nature Conservation Foundation India
I just watched the film, Its beautiful! Best wishes and hopes that it reaches the people of India and the world and it contributes to raising awareness and making the lives of elephants better.