Sunday November 23, 2014

Film fest announces summer series


The Yorkton Film Festival announced the line up its outdoor summer film series, dubbed Films Under the Arch, starting with How to Be a Wild Elephant screening tonight at the Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre.

A press release described How to Be a Wild Elephant as follows:

“Elephant poaching worldwide has reached epidemic proportions. In Kenya, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust provides a sanctuary for baby elephants who are its greatest victims, left to die without the nurture and protection of their matriarchal herds. In 2010 a baby elephant named Sities was rescued and brought to the Trust’s Nairobi Nursery to begin her rehabilitation. Her remarkable story was followed by audiences worldwide who watched her progress from day one. Now three years later we catch up with Sities, who has reached the age where she can be integrated into the wild elephant herds of Tsavo East National Park. How to Be a Wild Elephant observes the challenges Sities will face as she leaves the safety of the Nursery and moves on to the next phase of her journey back to freedom.”

Three more films will be screened including A Dog’s Life, July 30; Surviving the Teenage Brain, August 6; and Never Ever Do This at Home, August 13.

All films will be presented free of charge and open to all. Organizers ask attendees to bring their own lawn chair or other form of seating. In event of bad weather, the screening will be held inside the Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre.



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