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Elephants up close

Africa’s elephants are giants and the largest land mammals to grace our earth. The majority of the world’s elephants live in Botswana – more than 130.000 animals. They are sensitive, helpful and gentle. How do they communicate with eachother. And why do hundreds of them appear at a specific location simultaneously? Where their paths cross with those of humans, worlds collide and conflicts happen. Can there be a future together with elephants and humans?

For more than two years, award-winning filmmakers Thoralf Grospitz and Jens Westphalen, travelled through Africa’s south, always close on the trail of the gentle giants. With their two part series “Elephants Up Close”, they paint a complex picture of “Africa’s icon” and reveal intimate insights into the lives of the world’s greatest land mammals, rarely seen before.

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