Indian Producer Guneet Monga Wins Second Oscar for the powerful documentary ‘The Elephant Whisperer’

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Guneet Monga, a film producer from India, has won her second Oscar award. Her short film “The Elephant Whisperer” won the award in the “Best Documentary Short Subject” category at the 93rd Academy Awards.

The film tells the story of Sangita Iyer, a man who saves elephants from abusive situations and releases them back into the wild. The film was shot in India and is just over 30 minutes long. Monga had previously won an Oscar in 2019 for producing the documentary short “Period. End of Sentence.”

Monga expressed her gratitude for the recognition and dedicated the award to the late wildlife conservationist and activist, Jadav Payeng. She also thanked the Academy for recognizing the work of the film’s director, Victor Kossakovsky, and the entire team behind the film.

“The Elephant Whisperer” sheds light on the need for elephant conservation and the negative impact of human activities on wildlife. The film’s powerful message resonated with audiences worldwide, making it a deserving winner of the prestigious award.

Monga’s victory highlights the growing influence of Indian cinema on the global stage and emphasizes the importance of supporting independent filmmakers and their work in highlighting important social and environmental issues.

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