Next community documentary screening – 9 August

From a community mailout by Lena Kuppins… And if you’d like to subscribe to Quaama community emails, go to our Contact page and Join the Quaama Community Mailing List.

Title: How I Became an Elephant
Feature-length documentary by Tim Gorski and Synthian Sharp
Date: Sunday, 9 August
Where: CWA Cottage in Cobargo
Time: 4.30pm Coffee and tea provided – bring your own mug. To cover the costs a $5 donation is much appreciated.
Please come in big numbers to keep more documentary screenings possible!


In ‘How I Became an Elephant’, 14 year-old Juliette redefines the
typical coming of age story with her genuine passion and concern for
the world’s largest land mammal.

This up-close-and-personal documentary, shot on location in Thailand
and Burma, lets viewers experience a  first-hand and admittedly
uncomfortable look at the corruption and lawlessness that surrounds
the treatment of captive elephants. It doesn’t take long before
realising that these seemingly resilient animals feel great pain and
anguish when held against their will and forced to perform and live in
large cities.

Determined to make a difference and inspire a movement, Juliette teams
up with her hero, Lek Chailret, a seasoned animal advocate, otherwise
known as the Elephant Lady. Together the two spread their message of
compassion and aim to inspire audiences around the world and locally
in South East Asia.

She hopes to expose the dark history and current practices in
so-called elephant care. But ultimately Juliette intends to raise
awareness, invoke change, and inspire youth to choose a cause that is
dear to their heart and commit to doing something about it.

Watch the trailer online
See you there. Lena

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