Selected Press

The New Yorker
November 14, 2018: The Forest Elephants of the Central African Republic are in Peril
Feature by Peter Canby
As few as eighty thousand of the megafauna remain. A new documentary exposes the challenges to and defenders of this endangered population.

Portland Tribune
October 01, 2018: McGrain Turns Lens On Africa's Elephants
Feature by Jason Vondersmith
Portland filmmaker's documentary looks at endangered animals; after making an impact with The Lost Bird Project, he made a film called 'Elephant Path (Njaia Njoku)'

KGO Radio
June 10, 2018: Wanna help Mo help elephants? Watch this documentary and get involved
Feature by Kristy O’Brien
Director Todd McGrain joins Maureen to talk about his first documentary, Elephant Path/Njaia Njoku. Find out what you can do to help these elephants who are being poached for their tusks in the Central African Republic.

The Three Tomatoes / SF life
Docfest Highlights by Kim Selby

...you can see the most weird and wonderful aspects of real life documented on film at several bay area theatres... highlights include THE BILL MURRAY STORIES, and ELEPHANT PATH.


Bay Area Reporter (LGBTQ weekly), 5/31/18
DocFest preview by David Lamble
"Elephant Path - Njaia Njoku" Todd McGrain visits the Central African Republic, scene of a lonely battle to save the region's majestic elephant population from the ravages of civil war and the attempts by poachers to kill off the remaining 50,000 so-called forest elephants for the valuable ivory extracted from their tusks. The film notes the work by four individuals: two Africans, a white female biologist and a male Israeli security contractor. I was struck by how this beautifully lensed film carried me back to my freshman college anthropology course and books like "The Forest People." (Roxie, 6/10, 12)
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DocFest preview by Basil Tsiokos
Among the world or US premieres at the festival are...Todd McGrain’s ELEPHANT PATH, on the dangers faced by elephants in the Central African Republic