Cher and the loneliest Elephant
An incredible story in which a superstar flies across the world during a pandemic to save a bull elephant from 35 years of incarceration.
Kaavan has been dubbed the world’s loneliest elephant. He has spent more than three decades living in Marghazar Zoo, Islamabad. He has spent many of these years chained and alone since his partner died in 2012. For highly social creatures such as elephants, a partner’s death can induce chronic grief and loneliness. It has left the great, proud creature with permanent scars from his chains, obesity and psychosis brought on by isolation and boredom.
Kaavan’s ordeal is picked up on social media with videos and pictures of his lonely incarceration spreading. It comes to the attention of Rock superstar Cher. Without hesitation, she pulls celebrity strings and connects people and charities to end Kaavan’s plight and set him free.
Festivals & Awards
New York Festival TV &amp;amp; Film Award 2022* winner : Documentary - Heroes (Gold World Medal); Best Original Music/Lyrics (Bronze World Medal)
Original TitleCher und der Elefant
Length50' (ENG, GER)
Film byJonathan Finnigan