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One Lucky Elephant

Not Rated In Theaters 06/8/2011 , 83min.
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Plot & Details

Where does an elephant go after a life in the circus? Sixteen years have passed since circus producer David Balding adopted Flora, the orphaned baby African elephant he lovingly raised as part of his family and made the star of his show. As Flora approaches adulthood, he realizes that she is not happy performing. Ultimately, David must face the difficult truth that the circus is no place for Flora. She needs to be with other elephants. The road to Flora's retirement, however, is a difficult and emotional journey which tests their bond in unexpected ways. Ten years in the making, 'One Lucky Elephant' explores the consequences of keeping wild animals in captivity, while never losing sight of the delicate love story at its heart.
  • MPAA Rating: Not Rated
  • Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest
  • Run Time: 83min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 06/08/2011
  • DVD Release Date: 03/20/2012
  • Director(s): Lisa Leeman
  • Themes: Forces of Nature
  • Tone: Poignant
  • Keywords: circus, elephant
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (05-22-2011)
  • Language: English

Los Angeles Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Los Angeles Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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