THE ELEPHANT QUEEN (2019)
Dir: Mark Deeble & Victoria Stone
This 2019 documentary film - directed by Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble - is narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Shot over four years in Kenya, The Elephant Queen is genuinely authentic, as we follow a matriarchal elephant herd trying to find a watering hole during a drought to find a new water source, and how this impacts the herd family and the animals around them.
We absolutely adored this film, and loved the stories and shots from "elephant toenail height, following smaller animals and the fantastic sound-effects during the 'fighting' dung-beetles scene!
“You don’t need to be a nature-lover to enjoy this film-“ “but you do need to be human”
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4/5)
We also got to interview the amazing filmmakers Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone, and completely left us both in awe.
Hear how they made the documentary over several years, why sound is such an important element in the film and why they also consider Africa to be one of their favourite continents.
Have a listen to our review and interview in our latest episode 🔗 Linktree (in bio) for our blog reviews or listen to our previous reviews on the podcast show on itunes, soundcloud and spotify.