Kuishi Na Tembo – Living with Elephants

Special Mention
by Andrea Pawel – Produced by: XFilm – United Kingdom / Tanzania 2015 – Running time: 12 min. – Featured area: Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

The film portays a local schoolboy educating a friend by telling her a story about the benefits of living alongside elephants. He shows her around his community, which borders Ruaha National Park, in Tanzania and is home to the highest population of wild elephants left in Tanzania. The film focuses on the natural beauty and biodiversity of Ruaha, as well as touching on the complex political and economic issues surrounding habitat degradation, elephant population decline and poaching in the region.