CTFF 2016 Best Documentary Feature: LAST OF THE ELEPHANT MEN
CTFF wants to Congratulate the filmmakers of Les Derniers hommes éléphants – Last of the Elephant Men for their work in capturing “A people’s struggle to save the animal at the heart of their culture.” It’s a quietly effective, compelling, documentary. #BestDocumentaryFeature
For centuries the Bunong indigenous people on the Cambodian-Vietnamese border lived with elephants, believing they shared the same destiny. Today, as the forests and rivers both man and animal depend on are threatened, their fates seem even more inseparable. Last of the Elephant Men follows over a period of time several members of the tribe as they attempt to save the animal that once defined their way of life and may hold the key to their own survival.