Elephant Path - Njaia Njoku
By Todd McGrain
The survival of the last wild herd of forest elephants in the Central African Republic is threatened by civil war and a poaching crisis driven by the global demand for ivory. ELEPHANT PATH - NJAIA NJOKU profiles three passionate guardians of the herd who are united in their commitment to these majestic creatures: Sessely Bernard, a tracker from the local Bayaka tribe; Andrea Turkalo, an American field biologist; and Zephirine Mbele, an eco-guard hired to fight off poachers. The film is an indelible tale of devotion set against the luminous beauty of the “Village of Elephants” in the heart of the Central African Rainforest.