Human VS Elephant

Director: Ahmad Fahmi Nur Khafifi

Indonesia, 2020



Massive land clearing in the Riau (Sumatra, Indonesia) area has caused the forests– where Sumatran elephants live–change their function to become to become oil mining factory, infrastructure buildings, community gardens and settlements. The loss of elephant habitat causes elephants to enter residents’ territories, destroying plantations and even people’s homes. Conflict over living space ensued between residents and wild elephants. This living space conflict occurs almost every day, causing damages and loss of life between the both sides.

About Director

Ahmad Fahmi Nur “Afif” Khafifi (born Sapudi Island, Indonesia. 1996), lives in Yogyakarta and is majoring in Film and Television at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta. Has directed several short films and various commercial videos. One of his latest documentary “It’s Raining” was selected to be screened at the Sjón International Anthropological Film Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark – 2018) and nominated for Best College Film at Strasburg Film Festival (Virginia, Amerika Serikat – 2018). Aside from his study activities, Afif also works at PT Digital Paramuda Indonesia producing video content for Explore Indonesia, Wonderful Indonesia, etc.


Camera: Ahmad Fahmi Nur Khafifi

Editing: Erwin Prasetya Kurniawan

Sound: Wildan Maarij

Music: Karolus Kerubim Kurnia

Producer: Benedikta Swasti Renaningtyas