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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...

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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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PRODUCER, WRITER & DIRECTOR
Allison Argo

EDITOR
Mickey Green

MUSIC COMPOSITION

Mark Adler

NARRATOR
Allison Argo

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Hilary Sparrow

CINEMATOGRAPHERS
John Davey
Terry Hopkins
Dave Goulding
Rich Lerner
Erich Roland

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Christine Weber
Keenan Smart
Fred Kaufman

PRODUCTION MANGER

Debbie London-Harrington

RESEARCHER
Malvina Anderson Martin

SOUND RECORDISTS

Len Schmitz
George Shafnacker
Brian Buckley
Joseph Hettinger
John Martin

ASSISTANT CAMERA

Lawrence Dodds
Doug O’Kane
Jack Reichert
Anthony Savini
Steven Tsushima

SOUND DESIGN & MIX

David Hurley - Henninger

Digital Audio

ONLINE EDITOR

Jeff Huey - Henninger Capitol

COLORIST
David Markun - Henninger Capitol

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS – THAILAND
Malin “Pom” Pongsapipatt
Paijit Kumdee
Olan Kumdee

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR – SRI LANKA
Taya F. Diaz
Hemtours Ltd.

SPECIAL THANKS

African Lion Safari
Carson and Barnes Circus
Myles Coll
The Elephant Sanctuary
The Film Board of Thailand
Friends of the Asian Elephant
Jayantha Jayawardene
Richard C. Lair
Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo
Dr. Alongkorn Mahannop
Brande McGillis
The National Zoological Park
The Oregon Zoo
The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage
Thai Airways
The Thai Elephant Conservation Center
The Warden and Staff of Udawalwe National Park
The Wild Life Department of Sri Lanka