Jouberts to talk about elephant plight on Ellen Show

This Monday, February 1, Great Plains Conservation's founders and filmmakers, Dereck & Beverly Joubert will be appearing as guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where they will be discussing their latest film, Soul of the Elephant, filmed at Great Plains Conservation's properties in Botswana and Kenya.

Robert Redford introducing the panel of wildlife filmmakers, including Dereck and Beverly Joubert (seated right), at the Sundance Film Festival last week

An insight of what might be discussed with Ellen comes several days ago from the Sundance Film Festival. In a panel forum, introduced by Robert Redford, they described how films, like Soul of the Elephant, can be instruments for change:

“With this platform, we can have real and important conversations,” they said of the power of the visual medium, calling their films “campaigns without pause.”

The couple have now turned to focus on elephants and rhinos to better raise awareness about poaching, ivory, and horns, aiming to eliminate demand entirely. If you “deliver a message with dignity, you can get there,” they said ... noting that young people specifically do not desire to be part of the problem, but rather the solution. Currently at a tipping point in history, the Jouberts assert that “things can go very bad OR we can change things.” Source: fusion.net

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an NBC production and will show on NBC as well as syndicated channels throughout the world. In North America this episode will air on NBC at 4pm PST Monday February 1. South Africa (MNet) and United Kingdom (ITV2) showings are about a week behind and will likely air on February 8. Please check your local listings for times and dates, which vary due to geographical markets and time zones.

Robert Redford introducing the panel of wildlife filmmakers, including Dereck and Beverly Joubert (seated right), at the Sundance Film Festival last week