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One Lucky Elephant
     

One Lucky Elephant

Director: Lisa Leeman, Flora the Elephant, David Balding, Carol Buckley

Cast: Lisa Leeman, Flora the Elephant, David Balding, Carol Buckley

 
There have been plenty of movies about the bond between people and animals, but David Balding's story is different than most. Balding owns and operates a small circus, and he adopted a baby elephant for his show that he named Flora. Balding loved Flora and made her one of the star attractions of his show, but she was also the only elephant in

Overview

There have been plenty of movies about the bond between people and animals, but David Balding's story is different than most. Balding owns and operates a small circus, and he adopted a baby elephant for his show that he named Flora. Balding loved Flora and made her one of the star attractions of his show, but she was also the only elephant in his menagerie, and he discovered too late this posed some serious problems for the animal's socialization. After Flora had spent 17 years with the circus, Balding decided it was time to take her off the road, especially as he was considering leaving the business himself. But what does one do with a giant animal who happens to regard a man like Balding as her best friend? How do you teach an elephant to live around others of its kind when it's 18 years old? And how does Balding say goodbye to his loyal friend, companion, and colleague? Filmmaker Lisa Leeman examines the remarkable story of David Balding and Flora and his effort to find her the right home in the documentary One Lucky Elephant, which was an official selection at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2012
UPC:
0829567078921
Original Release:
2010
Source:
Virgil Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:21:00
Sales rank:
54,256

Special Features

Closed Caption; Coming attractions; Sundance interviews; Theatrical trailer; The Flora Photo show; Introductions from Oprah and Rosie O'Donnell

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Flora the Elephant Participant
David Balding Participant
Carol Buckley Participant
Laura Balding Participant
Willie Theison Participant

Technical Credits
Lisa Leeman Director,Screenwriter
Kate Amend Editor
Neil Brown Cinematographer
Sandra Chandler Cinematographer
Cristina Colissimo Cinematographer,Producer,Screenwriter
Miriam Cutler Score Composer,Co-producer
Elizabeth Zox Friedman Executive Producer
Tchavdar Georgiev Editor
Jordana Glick-Franzheim Producer
Shana Hagen Cinematographer
Greg Little Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- One Lucky Elephant
1. Chapter 1 [:45]
2. Chapter 2 [1:03]
3. Chapter 3 [7:19]
4. Chapter 4 [7:27]
5. Chapter 5 [6:49]
6. Chapter 6 [7:51]
7. Chapter 7 [6:23]
8. Chapter 8 [7:57]
9. Chapter 9 [7:52]
10. Chapter 10 [5:48]
11. Chapter 11 [7:25]
12. Chapter 12 [7:14]

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