“Superb…a tour de force.”
—The New Yorker
“Riveting…This is social interaction in its purest form.”
—The A.V. Club
“A remarkable deadpan comedy about the travails of classroom dynamics.”
“The children’s personalities come across eloquently…puts one in mind of Truffaut’s Wild Child.”
—Sight & Sound
“APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT belong[s] on any list of the year’s great docs…strikes a perfect balance between vérité immediacy and reflective abstraction.”
“A multivalent winner.”
—Filmmaker Magazine
Film Independent Spirit Awards nominates APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT for the Truer Than Fiction Award!

Cinema Eye Honors nominates APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT for Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film!

APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT wins the Emerging Cinematic Vision Award at the Camden International Film Festival!