95th ACADEMY AWARDS: Guneet Monga’s The Elephant Whisperers bags an Oscar!

The Elephant Whisperers makes history by becoming the first ever Indian film by an Indian production to win an Oscar!

Produced by Guneet Monga and directed by first-time director Kartiki Gonsalves, The Elephant Whisperers has created history by winning the Oscar in the ‘Best Documentary Short Film’ category. The women filmmaker duo took centrestage to accept the honours. The documentary won against Haul Out, How Do You Measure A Year?, The Martha Mitchell Effect, and Stranger At The Gate.

Producer Guneet Monga shared: “This is an incredibly powerful and historical moment. We as two women from India, stood on that global stage making this historical win. I’m so proud of this film, this moment and proud of my amazing team at Sikhya Entertainment, that an independent production house from India has made the history to be the first ever Indian film by an Indian production to win an Oscar. My heart is racing with all the joy, love, excitement in the moment. I’m so grateful to Kartiki, the wonderful visionary that she is. Netflix gave us the biggest stage in the world and supported us n believed in us all the way. Today I can say, the future for Indian cinema is audacious, the future is here and not to forget the future is truly female!”

This is Guneet’s second Oscar as her documentary Period. End of Sentence won an Oscar in the category for Best Documentary Short Subject in 2019 .


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