Friday, June 24, 2011
Animal Karma: "One Lucky Elephant" (film)
(One Lucky Elephant) What happens to a circus elephant when it comes time to retire? After 16 years in the spotlight, Flora, an African elephant living in St. Louis, must find a new home. And David, the circus producer who has cared for her all these years, must say goodbye. The road to Flora's retirement, however, is a difficult and emotional one. The bond between human and elephant is tested in unexpected ways. Ten years in the making, this touching, thought-provoking film deftly investigates the problems and mysteries posed by keeping wild animals in captivity while never losing sight of the delicate love story at its heart.