(PRWEB) September 22, 2013
The documentary film, "How I Became an Elephant," an official finalist for the Best Children's Program award, will be screened at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.
Directed by Tim Gorski and produced by Jorja Fox, the film follows 14-year-old Juliette West on her journey to save an elephant from a lifetime of abuse. She meets Lek Chailert, Thailand's "Elephant Lady", and together they rescue Ratree, an elephant who has been permanently disabled as a result of abusive breeding practices. Juliette and Lek show us how, through cooperation and dedication, anyone can make a real difference.
Jane Goodall, in her endorsement of the work of Juliette and Lek, stated, "You take an elephant who should be in the wild and you train them for circuses or movies or whatever it is you're doing, or put them in horrible zoos, then of course the elephant is going to resent it. And I don't know why all of them don't try to kill everybody, but they don't, they forgive... They're so amazing. So wonderful. I think very few people really understand how incredibly intelligent elephants are."
"How I Became an Elephant" explores the industries that exploit elephants for human entertainment and what this means to the individual animals involved. Ultimately, the film challenges us to examine and reconsider our treatment of these magnificent creatures.
For more information on the film festival, visit: http://jhfestival.org.
To watch "How I Became an Elephant," visit the website to select download or ordering method: http://www.howibecameanelephant.com
About Rattle the Cage Productions
Rattle The Cage Productions is an award-winning video production group formed for one very important reason - to raise awareness about animal and environmental protection. We write, direct, and produce documentaries, commercials, and public service announcements concerning animal and environmental protection issues. As a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization, we welcome donations. For more information, visit: http://www.rattlethecage.org