06 May '11, 2pm

Elephants in Captivity Awareness Film Hits Fundraising Goal

Elephants in Captivity Awareness Film Hits Fundraising Goal

Emmy award winning documentarian Allison Argo has hit her goal of raising $20,000 on the crowdfunding website kickstarter. Her project? A film to tell the story of Dao, an elephant stolen from her family in the wild and forced to work. The story goes as follows: “Captured from the wild as an infant, Dao is taken from her family. She is broken and pressed into human service, forced to leave behind all that she loves. The film spans Dao’s lifetime – over fifty years – from pristine jungle, through ancient temples, logging camps and a black market underworld. As her journey unfolds, the world around her shifts: the forests shrink, illegal logging and drug trafficking flourish, elephants beg on city streets and tradition erodes…until at last, a kinder attitude towards elephants begins to emerge. In the final chapter of her life, Dao finds safety in a forest sanctuary.” The fil...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/05/06/elephants-in-captivity...

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