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Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Willard Straight Theatre
Ithaca Premiere w/animator Lynn Tomlinson ’88 in person w/short The Elephant’s Song
2018 > Thailand/Cambodia/USA > Directed by Ashley Bell
A heartwarming and hopeful story about a team of elephant rescuers, led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist Lek Chailert, as they embark on a daring 48-hour mission 500 miles across Thailand to rescue a 70-year old captive blind Asian elephant and bring her to freedom. It will be preceded by the beautifully animated short The Elephant's Song, which tells the true and tragic tale of Old Bet, the first circus elephant in America, as recounted in song by her friend, the old farm dog. Their story is portrayed in colorful, handcrafted animation, created frame by frame with clay-on-glass animation, where oil-based modeling clay is spread thinly on a glass sheet and moved frame-by-frame like a moving finger painting. Animator Lynn Tomlinson made the film in response to the US Department of the Interior's lifting of the ban on the importation of elephant parts as trophies. More at loveandbananas.com/
1 hr 23 min