Kartiki Gonsalves, a Mangaluru-born filmmaker, won an Oscar for her short documentary “The Elephant Whisperers”. The film depicts the bond between a couple and an orphaned elephant. Kartiki dedicated her award to India and called for conservation efforts to protect endangered species.
The film was shot in South Africa and has been praised for its stunning visuals and emotional depth. Congratulations to Kartiki on her achievement, which is a proud moment for India and her hometown.