A Question of Freedom: What dilemmas must a lost young elephant face in a world weighted with the heavy footprint of mankind? A Question of Freedom unravels the emotional complexity surrounding elephant conservation and details the intricate balance between humans, elephants, and the ecology. It is no longer a question of freedom when elephant populations outnumber what the ecosystem can support. As human population growth increases in southern Africa, so does the need for food and land resources, resulting in a dramatic clash of needs between the two species. In this context, the film follows the poignant story of a young orphaned elephant faced with a desperate choice between freedom and domestication. Through his story, the film reveals the agonizing complexity of freedom and conservation in southern Africa.

2004 | digital video | English | color | mono | 42 minutes

Directors: Wendy Kohn, Heather Mosher
Producer / Writer: Wendy Kohn
Cinematography / Editor: Heather Mosher
Music: Ephat Mujuru
Distributor: Kwamba Productions

Film festivals:
  • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Hot Springs, AR, USA; Oct. 2004
  • Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival, Nevada City, CA, USA; Jan. 2005
  • Environmental Film Festival of Accra, Accra, Ghana; April, 2005
  • Ecocinema, Athens, Greece; June 2005

Comments from reviewers:
“…it will inspire others.”
“Clear, concise, and educational.”
“…has all the elements of a great film!”

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