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Alan Root

    Alan Root was a filmmaker’s filmmaker – he combined a sharp intellect and a need for adrenaline-fuelled adventure, with a knowledge of African natural history that was unparalleled. He was passionate and humorous – a quick-witted story-teller who … Continue reading

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The Elephant Movie – the sound of it

  Sound. We don’t pay enough attention to it. We all have our favourite evocative smells – lemon verbena, petrichor, Atlantic cliff gorse on a summer afternoon… I think I can identify at least half a dozen Cornish sea fish … Continue reading

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Satao – one year on

  Recently, I flew to find Satao’s remains. The anniversary of his death was approaching and I felt compelled to visit. Besides, I rationalised, I was curious to see to what extent the nutrient overload had killed the vegetation, and … Continue reading

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The Elephant Movie – the beginning

    Together with a small team, we are making a film about elephants.  It will have taken over five years by the time we finish – but the research phase will have taken almost thirty. The idea has arisen … Continue reading

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Hope for elephants – one woman’s passion

There is a lot of news about elephants, and a lot of noise about them. I subscribe to forums, and newsletters from elephant-centric NGOs, and sometimes it can be hard to remain positive. Every day we get email alerts highlighting … Continue reading

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Elephant Rock

There is a rock at the end of Kivuko kopje that has intrigued me ever since I first walked past it. Three years ago, we refurbished an abandoned cattle camp at Kivuko as a base for filming. We cut an … Continue reading

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(Ambos)ele

    Once every few years a group of Tsavo eles journeys to Amboseli. Recently, we did the same. We flew into the late afternoon sun, away from the ochre dusts, towards Kilimanjaro. Ever since I was a child in … Continue reading

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