'Rogue Elephant' pilot episode of Watu Hatari
Title 'Watu Hatari'. Opening credits. Episode 'Rouge Elephant'
Brief synopsis: This episode concerns a wayward elephant who quite literally stumbles across the village of 'Kymani'. The plot rests on a white landowners attempt to save both the village, and the elephant.
Opening shots of a young boy wrestling a cheetah with a ball in his hand. African boy watches on. Girl brushing a racoon. African boy carries water to lion. Various shots of the lion in his cage. Pan left to right where the man walks across farm. He stops to speak to his son (the boy with the cheetah). Boy leads animal off. Mans driving truck away, while other African workers continue their duties of putting lion onto truck. Zebra. Boy feeding Zebra. Various shots of men putting lion onto truck. Wild elephant roaming through village causing locals to flee their homes in terror. Elephant destroying homes. Young boy cries at the sight of the lion, before his mother comes to aid and rescues him. Various shots of elephant prowling fields and villagers looking on. Boy is instructed to go and get help. Young boy with giraffes, goats and monkeys. African boy running over fields heading for the ranch. Pan across various cages of snakes, monkeys and other animals. Boy feeding animals on ranch. African boy runs into ranch and speaks to the young boy explaining that help is needed in preventing the elephant destroying his village. Two boys run across farm. Man loading lion onto cage is informed of the 'rogue elephant'. Boy runs off to alert his sister. Both children go into the house. Father of children preparing to leave, tells his daughter that she must stay behind. He exits house. Preparations to leave. Boy beside truck as it drives off. Zebra scattering through wild terrain. Brother and sister children in farm house. Children doing chores, feeding various animals. Close-up shot of gate being left open by the boy. Feeding animals. Various shots of animals eating. Children talking at gate. Children trying to shoo stray animal, so that it gets back into pen. Shots of animal resisting. Children manage to get the animal back into its pen and tie the gate properly. Children on horses. Pan right to left as they go past camera and off into the distant fields.