PHEFF: Program 3
LOVE & BANANAS
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00 am
Philadelphia Film Center | Main Stage
General Admission $12, Child $5, and Students* $5
*Because student ID is required, student tickets may only be purchased in-person.
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LOVE & BANANAS
ASHLEY BELL | USA, THAILAND | 2018 | 88 MIN | G
Asian elephants in captivity often endure life as ill-treated service animals. But elephant rescues in Thailand are rare and often life-threatening. A team of elephant rescuers led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist, Lek Chailert, embarks on a daring 48-hour mission across Thailand to rescue a captive Asian elephant from a trekking camp and bring her to freedom.
This uplifting family-friendly film offers a new way of thinking about this species and shows what can be done to prevent the extinction of Asian elephants. We learn that there’s no need to abuse an elephant to control it. All that it takes is love and bananas.
SHORTS INCLUDED IN PROGRAM 3
OUR ALLEY SPARROWS
ZHIVAR FARAJZADEH | IRAN | 2018 | 2 MIN
A young boy splits his cookie and gives crumbs to the sparrows that sit in his alley tree every day.
BLACK AND WHITE WORLD
JASMINKA BIJELIC LJUBIC | CROATIA | 2018 | 2 MIN
A girl feels unhappy in a polluted city and escapes to the forest.
THE BLACK MAMBAS
BRUCE DONNELLY | SOUTH AFRICA | 2018 | 13 MIN
A group of women from communities surrounding Kruger National Park formed South Africa’s first and only all-female, anti-poaching unit. They try to not only rescue their country’s threatened rhino population but also to educate children and empower other women with programs in schools and communities.
GLOBAL WARMING – SURREAL WILL BE REAL
DIMITRI PANTCHEV | USA | 2019 | 1 MIN
Young children voice concern about climate change.