“We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior.”
Gogo’s seed is a four minute stop motion, written by Njonjo Kiroga, directed by E.M Mwangi and produced by Kibue Tracy and edited by Levis Isoe. It is a moving story of the elephant and it’s realization of a possible extinction because of their very things that make them live, their tusks. The journey is sour as we engage with Gogo(a female elephant) whose life is cut short by the poachers, who kill her leaving her baby motherless and the world less an elephant and a near extinction.
This story is well told in a stop motion drawn by Paul Karanja that is well assimilated into the background music and the voice over to give a fine short piece of art. Having the idea from Paul Kahumbu Gogo successfully tells a story in a genre not well exploited in Kenya.
The film was supported by Wildlife Direct: HANDS ON OUR ELEPHANTS and recently premiered at the Brookhouse International School.
It is time we shared in their pain and told their stories.
You can watch the film here.