Athena is a mother who will do everything in her power to protect her herd when they are forced to leave their waterhole and embark on an epic journey across the African savannah in a tale of love, loss and coming home.
Narrated by Chewitel Ejiofor.
Availabile in English, Kiswahili & Maa
From the Directors
The Elephant Queen film is the result of 4 years filming in the greater Tsavo ecosystem, and 3 years in postproduction by a diverse, talented and committed team. We’ve always worked with a small team - several of us including Etienne Oliff and Norbert Rottcher have worked together for 25 years in Africa, making wildlife films for international distribution.
The Film is Just the Start
From the outset, the team wanted the film to make a real difference for elephants in Kenya - to help conserve elephants and support and foster environmental education. Through their commitment and determination, that hope became reality when, with the support of Bestseller Foundation, they were given the opportunity to design and develop a dedicated Elephant Queen Outreach and Education Project (O&E) which aimed to use the film to inspire an appreciation for wildlife, conservation and the environment. This website www.elephant.co.ke serves as the home for a toolbox of Elephant Queen conservation education resources which were created in collaboration with the Kenyan Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), the Youth Theatre of Kenya, Kivukoni School and StoryMoja.
Reviews & Press
- New York Times- Ken Jaworowski (Critics Choice)
- Vogue- Kerry McDermott
- LA Times- Michael Ordoña
- Elements of Madness- Douglas Davidson
- Fast Company- Adele Peters
- Hollywood Life- Marissa Charles
- Common Sense Media- Sandie Angulo Chen
- The Utah Review- Les Roka
- Apple Insider- William Gallagher
- Alliance Of Women Film Journalists- Alliance Of Women Film Journalists
Mark Deeble & Victoria Stone