New Delhi: PM Modi met the Oscar-winning team behind the documentary ‘The Elephant Whisperers’. The Prime Minister met producer Guneet Monga and director Kartiki Gonsalves and posed with the Oscars trophies.
Sharing the pictures with Guneet and Kartiki, PM Modi congratulated the team and wrote that the ‘cinematic brilliance and success’ of the film has drawn global acclaim and added that the team has made the country proud.
The cinematic brilliance and success of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ has drawn global attention as well as acclaim. Today, I had the opportunity to meet the brilliant team associated with it. They have made India very proud. @guneetm @EarthSpectrum pic.twitter.com/44u16fbk3j
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 30, 2023
In the pictures, PM Modi can be seen posing in a white kurta pajama with a yellow jacket, while Guneet wore a blue saree and Kartiki flaunted a black and golden attire.
‘The Elephant Whisperers’ became the first Indian production to win an Oscar. The film follows two tribal elephant caretakers who form a special bond with the elephants and with each other. The documentary touches on various themes like caring for nature, animal conservation, the lives of tribes in forests and love.
The film won in the category of Best Documentary (Short) and made history for India. Apart from PM Modi, the team behind the film has been facilitated by various political leaders including Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin, who also gave a cash prize to Bomman and Bellie, who are the lead in the film.
The 40-minute long documentary is streaming on Netflix for viewers to watch.