NATURE & WILDLIFE

mahout: the great elephant walk

'Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk follows' the story of ex-London city worker, now-eco lodge owner Tim Edwards, as he relocate four elephants and their mahouts between two national parks in southern Nepal.

programme information

Duration

1 x 60'

Production Company

Pink Banana Studios in association with The Big Sky

YOP

2014

Definitions

SD HD

Awards

Best UK Film - London Independent Film Festival 2014

Episode Information

ma┬Ěhout /m?'ha?t - Noun: (in India and South East Asia) a person who works with, rides and tends an elephant. The remarkable bond between elephant and mahout is built on many years of trust, a tradition spanning centuries. And, in parts of Asia today, mahouts continue to dedicate their lives to caring for these intelligent, awe-inspiring creatures. 'Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk follows' the story of ex-London city worker, now-eco lodge owner Tim Edwards, who needs to relocate four elephants and their mahouts between two national parks in southern Nepal. But walking some of the largest land animals in existence across one of the most densely populated regions on Earth is no simple task. The expedition must overcome teeming cities, searing heat, monsoon rains and untamed jungle. On this epic journey, we get a rare glimpse into the fascinating world of the Mahouts, experiencing first-hand the extraordinary relationship between man and elephant. Narrated by Stephen Fry.

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