Virgil Films

One Lucky Elephant - The Humane Society of the United States Edition

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ORDER NOW FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY. WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT ORDERS UNTIL DECEMBER 19TH TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY FOR THE HOLIDAY Sixteen years have passed since 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 she is not "a dog or a daughter" and 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 human-animal bond through one man's love for his elephant. visit the website

"Sweet, heart-and-trunk-tugging."
- Manohla Dargis
The New York Times

"Simple enough to delight a child and complex enough to baffle a philosopher."
- Roger Ebert

"This superbly informative, affecting documentary about an undying bond between man and beast may well be the most moving film of 2011."
- David Noh
Film Journal International

ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT was made possible in part by The Humane Society of the United States' Animal Content in Entertainment (ACE) Documentary Grant. The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization - backed by 11 million Americans, or one of every 28. For more than a half-century, the HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs, celebrating animals and confronting cruelty. Find out more at

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