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The Urban Elephant

Produced for PBS and National Geographic, The Urban Elephant gives a sobering glimpse into the world of the captive elephant.

The film travels across North America and Asia, revealing the stories of seven individuals: Raja is a 55 year-old tusker who was blinded in both eyes when caught raiding crops in his homeland of Sri Lanka; Barbara has spent 45 years of her life performing in the circus; Pang Taew lives in the heart of Bangkok, working the streets with her owners in search of food...
Alternately heart-warming and heart-breaking, the film also considers what the future holds for these elephants living in a human world.
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2001 Emmy Awards: 

Outstanding Cultural & Informational Documentary 
Best Director 

The New York Festivals World Medal 

Genesis Award