THE ELEPHANT QUEEN | DocHouse
A still from the documentary The Elephant Queen.

THE ELEPHANT QUEEN

Dir: Victoria Stone & Mark Deeble
United Kingdom / Kenya / 2018 / 96mins

Narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this epic story of love, loss and coming home stars Athena, an elephant matriarch who will do everything in her power to protect her family when they are forced to leave their waterhole.

The African savanna elephant is the world’s largest animal and one of the few species that live in a matriarchal society. Athena is a 50-year-old “tusker”—a now rare elephant whose tusks grow long enough to reach the ground—who is queen of her herd.

We join them as their “green season” watering hole is drying up, and Athena is weighing the dangerous trek to the oasis that is their dry-season refuge, a precarious journey particularly for the youngest elephants. Throughout their adventure, we witness their lives, the challenges they face, and the complex ecosystem that depends on them for survival.

Featuring beautiful cinematography, this glimpse into a complex animal society contextualizes how the changing, unforgiving climate and illegal poaching are substantially impacting these majestic pachyderms and ultimately the ecosystem they help maintain.

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019 - Thu 31 Oct 2019
Price: Regular PEAK £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / OFF PEAK £5
Friday 25th October
16:00
Saturday 26th October
18:30
Sunday 27th October
13:00
Monday 28th October
16:20
Tuesday 29th October
13:00
Wednesday 30th October
14:30
Thursday 31st October
20:45

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.