One Lucky Elephant

Tune in to the Oprah Winfrey Network on Thursday, December 1st to see the premiere as part of the new Documentary Club.

Where does an elephant go after a life in the circus? Sixteen years have passed since circus producer 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 the circus is no place for Flora. She 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 consequences of keeping wild animals in captivity, while never losing sight of the delicate love story at its heart.

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I thank everyone for their interest, concern and best wishes regarding Flora. While I still hope to see her, I have been assured that she is currently doing well at the sanctuary.
Trunks up!

-David

 

One Lucky Elephant

One Lucky Elephant