Two boys orphaned in the savage civil war that engulfed mid-1980s Zimbabwe reunite 30 years later to rescue another old friend - the elephant, Thando.
Vincent and Gift first meet within hours of seeing their loved ones butchered during Zimbabwe's ferocious civil war. Presumed dead, white 11-year-old Vincent and black six-year-old Gift survive for months in the wild. During this transcendent time they find and nurse back to health a young elephant wounded by poachers. Their idyll is shattered when the elephant, Thando, is stolen from them and rebels capture Gift. Thirty years later Vincent is a war correspondent in emotional meltdown when an assignment compels him to return to his homeland, confront his demons and embark on a perilous adventure to save his oldest friends.