COMING THIS FALL 2015

 

A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM BY PATRICIA SIMS & MICHAEL CLARK

 

 

WHEN ELEPHANTS WERE YOUNG

NARRATED BY WILLIAM SHATNER

 

THE STORY
When Elephants Were Young is the story of a young man, his young elephant, and the life they share together. From the edgy streets of Bangkok to the tropical forests of rural Thailand, their story reveals the controversial world of the elephant business, and the poaching, exploitation, and habitat loss that threaten their survival. One day, the opportunity comes to release the young elephant to the wild. Can an elephant who has only known a life of street-begging survive in the forest? The elephant’s journey to a life of freedom is a story of hope for these magnificent creatures on the brink of extinction.
ABOUT THE FILM
Since 2010, filmmakers Patricia Sims and Michael Clark have documented the plight of the endangered Asian elephant in Thailand. As an independently funded Canadian feature-length documentary, When Elephants Were Young is the result of their five-year quest to explore new strategies that can ease the deteriorating condition of human-elephant relations – and save the elephants from imminent extinction.
Patricia Sims - producer, director, writer
As filmmaker and writer, Patricia has a passion for large-brained megafauna – from dolphins, to primates, to elephants. Her quest to portray the interrelationships between humans and animals has led her around the globe in pursuit of the issues that threaten these relationships. She has directed and produced numerous award-winning films for international broadcasters, sponsors, and organizations. Her films explore the conservation challenges that modern and traditional societies face through stories that expose the complexity and paradox of our relationships with animals, nature and each other.
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Michael “Zo” Clark - cinematographer, editor
As technology activist, cinematographer and editor, Michael has employed his many talents to portray the interconnectivity of life on this planet. He has won many international awards for his work and his credits range from documentaries to episodic television, commercial and feature film productions. Michael’s mission is to use digital and traditional media to inspire awareness, awe, and action for a mirthful, sustainable future.
FILMMAKERS

Filmmaker Patricia Sims is the director and co-founder of World Elephant Day, an annual global awareness campaign launched on August 12, 2012.

 

Visit World Elephant Day to see what you can do to save elephants from extinction. The issues facing elephants are complex and require the collaboration of individuals and organizations worldwide. There are many elephant conservation organizations you can support, who are working on the ground to find solutions.

 

World Elephant Day is now supported by over 65 wildlife organizations and many individuals in countries across the globe.  In 2014 World Elephant Day partnered with the international conservation organization Wildlife Conservation Society and its 96 Elephants media campaign for unprecedented global reach, resulting in significant progress to help protect elephants.

 

For more information about the plight of elephants:

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