HOW I BECAME AN ELEPHANT

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Washington D.C. Premiere

HOW I BECAME AN ELEPHANT

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MARCH
13
5:30 PM

Directed by:

Tim Gorski and Synthian Sharp

Venue: Gallaudet University
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HOW I BECAME AN ELEPHANT (USA, 2012, 82 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere At the age of 14, Juliette is on a mission to save elephants. After single-handedly raising funds, she embarks on a life-altering journey to Southeast Asia to meet and work with her hero, Lek Chailert, known as “The Elephant Lady,” who has risked her life and freedom for more than three decades to protect elephants from illegal trade and abuse. This is the story of two women, one from the East, one from the West, coming together on common ground to save elephants. It’s also the coming-of-age story of a passionate young woman joining forces with a wise and experienced animal advocate on an enlightening journey of compassion, action and hope. The message: no matter what your age, your ethnicity, or disposition, no matter what the cause, you can make a difference, The film is one girl’s story that led to a movement that became a comprehensive plan…to save a species. Directed by Tim Gorski and Synthian Sharp. Produced by Jorja Fox, Alec Pedersen, and Juliette West.

This film is closed-captioned.

Co-director Synthian Sharp and Executive Producers Alec Pedersen and David Reuben will be available for a Q&A after the screening. 

Shown with GO GANGES!

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

Gallaudet University

Andrew J. Foster Auditorium

800 Florida Ave., NE

(Metro: NoMa-Gallaudet U, New York Ave)

Shuttle bus runs between Gallaudet University and NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro Station and Union Station.

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