Award-Winning Documentary 'When Elephants Were Young' To Screen At Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
10/16/2016

A Powerful Film That Tells The Story Of A Man and His Young Elephant That Street Beg In The Gritting Streets Of Bangkok, Thailand. Film Narrated by Bill Shatner

Online PR News – 16-October-2016 – Vancouver, BC – What: Film screening and discussion of When Elephants Were Young
Where: 506 Bloor St. W. @ Bathurst, Toronto, Ontario
When: NOVEMBER 22, 2016 6:30pm
Speakers: Patricia Sims - Director
Details: Open to the public; for more information on tickets, call (416) 637 3123 or visit Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

The 2016 Palm Beach International Film Festival winning documentary 'When Elephants Were Young' will screen at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on November 22, 2016. The film will be screened in English. This event is the film's Toronto premiere.

William (Bill) Shatner narrates this compelling story of a young man and his young elephant - Nong Mai living together in Thailand. Their tender bond reveals a complex relationship, where elephants live with humans even though they are wild animals. While the lens never strays from its focus of preserving this magnificent creature from extinction, it also portrays the paradoxes of elephants in captivity, dismantling common beliefs about the relationship between human and elephant.

'When Elephants Were Young' is a human elephant conservation story that comes at a critical time for elephants. It is estimated that at the current rate of poaching and habitat loss, there will be no more wild elephants left on the planet in less than thirty years. Each year, approximately 30,000 African elephants are slaughtered to supply the illegal ivory trade that feeds an insatiable demand for ivory in consumer markets in China, Thailand, and many other countries including the USA and the UK.

For more information about 'When Elephants Were Young' and to view the trailer, visit: www.whenelephantswereyoung.com. For downloadable press materials (including production notes and high res photos), contact Blackrock Films at mprice@blackrockfilms.com. For more information about Blackrock Films visit: www.blackrockfilms.com

About Blackrock Films: Blackrock Films is an independent film company. Blackrock Films is the formulation of film distribution experts, advertising executives, and creative. Blackrock Films is a division of Rhizome Culture Group with its head office in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

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