This is our Wildlife Conservation Blog & Call to Action dialog.
IS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR SCREENING AT THE 10TH ANNUAL SANTA FE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 17-21. COME TO THE SCREEN ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th at 6PM!!!!
Santa Fe University of Art and Design at 1600 St Michaels Dr, Santa Fe.
As I write this, I just learned about the horror of 87 elephants slaughtered for their ivory in Botswana in early September.
There are many ways to mourn.
Through silence, rage, celebration. The newly released documentary film “Walking Thunder: Ode to the African Elephant” by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson could not be more timely. It takes us on a very personal journey through their beloved Africa, grieving the loss of so many elephants and taking joy in the ones that, however briefly, remain. Who better to narrate the film than their son, Lysander, who tells us, “My first steps, my first words were all made in Africa. It’s part of who I am.” The film was compiled over several years and we see the boy grow in his understanding of what is happening to the great creatures of Africa that he loves. He knows what’s at stake and the price we will all have to pay: the terrible loneliness of a world without elephants.