The Elephant Odyssey is a nature documentary film that chronicles the journey of a group of Asian elephants that traveled across China's Yunnan province in 2020. The film is directed by Alice Gu and is being produced by Imax, Beach House Pictures, and China Review Studio of China International Communications Group. It is set to release in Imax theaters in 2024.
The Elephant Odyssey follows the journey of 16 wild Asian elephants that left their habitat in China’s Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve in 2020. Their journey was captured by drone cameras and live-streamed, captivating viewers in China and elsewhere. For 18 months, the elephants traveled over 1,000 kilometers (over 620 miles) on a wildlife journey that included impromptu village feasts, riotous raids on grain stores, messy mud fights and even giving birth on the road.
The Elephant Odyssey is being filmed with Imax cameras and the producers say it will offer a completely new story on humanity’s relationship with the elephant.
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