Family Day: The Elephant Queen (Relaxed Screening)


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Feb 17 12:45 PM
Film Info
Runtime:96 min
Country Listing:UK
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mark Deeble, Victoria Stone


Free for kids under 16

Travel across the African savannah and into the heart of an elephant family, led by Athena, a mother who will do everything in her power to protect her herd when they are forced to leave their waterhole. For four years, filmmakers Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone lived up close and personal with these majestic creatures, capturing their intimate moments and discovering their striking similarity to humans. Narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Elephant Queen is a compelling story of unbreakable familial bonds and an unwillingness to give up—a touching tribute to a vanishing species.

Recommended for ages 7+. Content Advisory: Circle of life depicted

Relaxed Screening
Open to everyone, this screening offers a sensory friendly environment for those in the neuro-diverse community or for anyone who may benefit from a more informal viewing atmosphere. 

• Throughout the screening, house lights will remain on a low level and the volume will be slightly turned down.
• No trailers will be shown.
• Audience members will be free to move around, leave the theatre, or take a break in a designated “quiet” area.

View the film's fact sheet and social guide to the Cinema here.  For any questions or requests, contact our box office.

Additional Information

Family Day at Hot Docs: On February 17, inspire your family to get engaged and push for change with a day of eye-opening films, free for kids under 16. Maximum of 4 free tickets per purchase.

"Magnificent... build(s) compassion" - The New York Times  

"A love letter to a gorgeous species" -