Wild Films ~ War Elephants
In Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, elephants are in crisis.
Years of civil war and ivory poaching have left them frightened and hostile toward humans.The world’s foremost elephant researcher works to build trust and retrain the animals away from their violent behavior
Official Selection at the 2012 Intenational Wildlife Film Festival!
About the film
Join brother-and-sister-team Bob and Joyce Poole as they travel to Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique on a simple but dangerous (some would say crazy) mission to confront traumatized, charging elephants; teach them not to attack people; and convince them that after 16 years of civil war, poaching and destruction, the humans in the park now come in peace and offer protection, not bloodshed and terror.
Watch a Q&A with the War Elephants filmmakers
Q&A with filmmakers Joyce and Bob Poole, National Geographic Senior Producer David Hamlin and Mateus Mutemba, Park Administrator of Mozambique's Gorongosa National park.
Run time: 48 min.
WILD FILMS AT THE LIBRARY is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.