Michael J. Sanderson – Cameraman
Year of Production
Produced by Vulcan Productions, Off The Fence in partnership with Nat Geo WILD
- Wie Elefanten denken: 10th January 2016, ZDF: Terra X (Germany)
- Mind of a Giant: 19th June 2016, Nat Geo Wild (United States)
Film Festival Awards
- Science & Elephant: Jackson Hole International Elephant Film Festival – IEFF 2015 (USA)
- “Best Film – Thought Provoking” – Waimea Ocean Film Festival 2018 (Hawai, USA)
- Official selection: Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2018 (USA)
- Official selection: DC Environment Film Festival 2018 (USA)
Minds of a Giant explores what it is like to be an elephant, as revealed by revolutionary new research. As scientists struggle to find out how many elephants are left in Africa, they discover intriguing new behavior. In order to survive their current crisis, the elephants are learning. We are discovering that elephants must be considered one of the most clever and complex creatures on the planet. They exhibit empathy, grief, joy, fear and revengefulness, but their complexity goes beyond emotion. They have self-awareness, can co-operate and pass on information, and adapt to solve problems in ways we never knew.
Wie Elefanten denken was broadcasted in January 2016 in the Channel ZDF: Terra X in Germany.