If you love nature and nature documentaries are your thing, you will be pleased to learn that for all views of the Apple TV+ documentary “The Elephant Queen” in 2019 the Cupertino company is donating to the conservation of elephants in the region where the documentary was filmed.
That’s according to a BuildSeries interview with cinematographer and writer Victoria Stone and producer Lucinda Englehart, who are Emmy and Peabody Award winners and spent 25 years living in the East African bush, prepping them for “The Elephant Queen”. Their documentary tells the true story of a Kenyan elephant herd as they travel in search of a new home.
“To see audiences from 8 to 80 watching and it being moved by it…I just can’t believe it,” Stone said in the interview. While the iPhone maker acquired the rights to stream “The Elephant Queen” as an Apple TV+ exclusive, this praised wildlife documentary was previously an official selection of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
It also opened in select theaters on October 18 before debuting on Apple TV+ on November 1.
“The Elephant Queen” is being billed as a genre-crossing wildlife documentary, crafted as a character-driven narrative.
Embark on an epic journey of love, courage and coming home. Join Athena, the majestic matriarch of an elephant herd, as she is forced to lead her family across the unforgiving African savanna in search of water.
This family-friendly adventure is a cinematic love letter to a threatened species. Narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, The Lion King), The Elephant Queen won the Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award of the Year.
Aside from “The Elephant Queen,” Apple has gained the rights to a curious animated film about nature, “Wolfwalkers”, that deals with superstition and magic during a time when wolves are seen as demonic and beasts that must be tamed.
Meanwhile, “The Elephant Queen” is a beautiful and wonderfully filmed documentary.
Even if you’re not big on nature documentaries, you’re wholeheartedly recommended to sign up for a free 7-day or 1-year trial of Apple TV+ to stream this gem of a film for free.
Have you watched “The Elephant Queen” yet? If so, what did you think of it?
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