An extraordinary journey with Dr. Mike Chase, an elephant ecologist from Botswana who is dedicating his life to revealing elephant mysteries and finding ways to prevent an almost inevitable catastrophe that may see 60,000 elephants die.
Mike uncovers startling evidence of ancient elephant migration routes, crosses desolate salt pans and radio-tracks collared elephants from a small plane, probing the Kalahari for answers to a great elephant mystery.
Witness remarkable elephant behaviour as previously unknown science about elephant travels and complex survival strategies is revealed. See thousands of elephants on a route-march through a desert hell. Mike discovers a secret elephant meeting place and mysterious bull elephant gatherings deep in the desert.
And, finally, we come to share one man’s extraordinary vision - to bring down the barriers and lead the way for elephants into a new promised land.
Commissioned by the BBC Natural History Unit for Natural World in co-production with Animal Planet.
In another world first, Afriscreen have negotiated with the BBC for the film to be broadcast on Botswana Television for free. The negotiation allows for 6 transmissions over a five-year period.
Awards: International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula - Honourable Mention for Conservation Message NaturVision Film Festival - 2nd Best in Festival Animal Planet submitted the film for Emmy nominations in 3 categories, including Photography