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One Lucky Elephant Details

  • Release Date: Jun 08, 2011
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 24 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Lisa Leeman

FULL SYNOPSIS

There have been plenty of movies about the bond between people and animals, but [[Performer~P661986~David Balding~davidbalding]]'s story is different than most. [[Performer~P661986~Balding~davidbalding]] owns and operates a small circus, and he adopted a baby elephant for his show that he named [[Performer~P661985~Flora~floratheelephant]]. [[Performer~P661986~Balding~davidbalding]] loved [[Performer~P661985~Flora~floratheelephant]] and made her one of the star attractions of his show, but she was also the only elephant in his menagerie, and he discovered too late this posed some serious problems for the animal's socialization. After [[Performer~P661985~Flora~floratheelephant]] had spent 17 years with the circus, [[Performer~P661986~Balding~davidbalding]] decided it was time to take her off the road, especially as he was considering leaving the business himself. But what does one do with a giant animal who happens to regard a man like [[Performer~P661986~Balding~davidbalding]] as her best friend? How do you teach an elephant to live around others of its kind when it's 18 years old? And how does [[Performer~P661986~Balding~davidbalding]] say goodbye to his loyal friend, companion, and colleague? Filmmaker [[Performer~P222160~Lisa Leeman~lisaleeman]] examines the remarkable story of [[Performer~P661986~David Balding~davidbalding]] and [[Performer~P661985~Flora~floratheelephant]] and his effort to find her the right home in the documentary One Lucky Elephant, which was an official selection at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:June 8, 2011

Cast

Crew

Lisa Leeman
Director
Jordana Glick-Franzheim
Producer
Lisa Leeman
Screenwriter
Sandra Chandler
Cinematographer
Shana Hagen
Cinematographer
Miriam Cutler
Composer (Music Score)
Kate Amend
Editor
Tchavdar Georgiev
Editor
Miriam Cutler
Co-producer
Greg Little
Executive Producer
Elizabeth Zox Friedman
Executive Producer
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