Entry 22-633 | Austria | 2021 | 51’ | Language: English | Subtitles: English

Cher and the loneliest Elephant

Cher ja üksildane elevant

Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad is where Kaavan, dubbed the world’s loneliest elephant, has lived for over three decades. Many of these years have been spent chained and alone since his partner died in 2012. For highly social creatures such as elephant, the death of a partner can induce chronic grief and loneliness. This has left the great, proud creature with permanent scars from his chains, obesity and psychosis brought on by isolation and boredom. Kaavan’s ordeal is picked up on social media with videos and pictures of his lonely incarceration spreading. It comes to the attention of Rock superstar Cher, who herself has been trying to free an elephant in Los Angeles Zoo. Without hesitation, she pulls celebrity strings and connects people and charities to end Kaavan’s plight and set him free.


Jonathan Finnigan
Jonathan Finnigan
Guy Tetzner, Luke Flight
Phil Fairclough, Mike Kemp, Susanne Lummer, Sabine Holzer
Production Company
Terra Mater Factual Studios, SNI/SI Networks L.L.C.
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