Gardeners of Eden highlights the work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Now Netflix is available in Kenya, one film you should check out is the Kristin Davis produced ‘Gardeners of Eden’ which documents the vital work of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT).

The documentary is described as “an eye-opening film that will transport audiences into the midst of the DSWT field operations in Kenya.”

Set against the backdrop of the illegal ivory trade, the eye opening film illustrates what is actually happening to elephants on the ground and the frequently high risk efforts being taken locally and globally to save the species.

Featured in the movie are pilots, elephant keepers, anti-poaching rangers, veterinarians, Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick and DSWT patron Kristin Davis.

A supporter of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust privately funded the movie which is filled with dramatic footage from the front line, with the videographers closely embedded with our teams to ensure we could share the realities of our extensive field operations in Kenya.

Gardeners of Eden received its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival in California, with film’s Executive Producer Kristin Davis (Patron of the DSWT), directors Austin Peck and Annaliese Vandenberg, along with the DSWT’s Robert Carr-Hartleyin attendance.

It is hoped that his unique film will have a significant role to play in helping to inform, educate and drive greater global action for the protection of one of the world’s most iconic and intelligent species, the elephant.

If you are thinking of subscribing to Netflix, check out our guide to using and accessing the service in Kenya.


  1. […] Netflix has a large collection of TV shows and movies, but not every show or movie is available due to licensing issues in different countries. Increasingly, they have been creating more of their own original content like Orange is the New Black, The Crown and House of Cards. They have also been investing and streaming locally produced content, such as Sense8 which used Nairobi for some location shooting. Another film of interest to Kenyan audiences is Gardeners of Eden which is produced by Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis and showcases the work…. […]

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