The Elephant Project

  1. Maybe the key to saving other species such as elephants, is identifying what we have in common with them, instead of what makes us different?

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  2. A short video by Miranda Loud for use in a live presentation called Saving the Elephants, Saving Ourselves: The Role of the Arts in Social Change. This video show similarities between humans and elephants and shows that social justice issues lie at the core of human and animal suffering. To read more about the project to build trans-species empathy into education, please see our website theelephantproject.org and watch our new film series showing people with compassion towards other species and the emotions we have in common at onelanguageproject.com. You can make a tax-deductible donation to help us gather more stories through the website. Thank you for watching and sharing.

    This video is not for distribution and the photos are found in the public domain. The music "Ungrounded" by Max Avery Lichtenstein is used by permission. You can find more about his music at music.maxavery.li/

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  3. A short by Miranda Loud for use in a multi-media presentation called Saving the Elephants, Saving Ourselves: The Role of Art in social Change (copyright 2011). The elephant is from a safari parc in Canada.

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  4. Miranda Loud and Kathleen McKee interviewed people at the International March for Elephants on October 4th, 2013 (sponsored by the Sheldrick Trust, one of the top elephant charities helping to rehabilitate elephants orphaned in Kenya. Naturestage was founded after Miranda encountered elephants in captivity and realized their tremendous intelligence, emotional range, iconic status in human history, and their current plight. When reading that elephants were being poached at 100 a day on average, she founded the non-profit and decided to get to the root of the problem of human-caused species loss through a series of short films she calls The Elephant Project. To read more...naturestage.org

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  5. An Australian veterinarian talks about the "spirit-breaking" ceremony known as Phajaan, which has been used to domesticate elephants in Thailand for hundreds of years, while an elephant who is too weak to lie down circles behind her on a long chain. The elephant later died, due to a host of related problems including amphetamine withdrawal, infection and malnutrition, despite the best efforts to save her.
    Geoff Poister, Cinematography
    Miranda Loud, Director, Editing
    Rob Todd, Sound Mixing
    Max Avery Lichtenstein, Music

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The Elephant Project

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The Elephant Project was created by Miranda Loud for the non-profit Nature Stage, formerly known as Rialto Arts, which stages multimedia theatrical concerts to inspire a sense of awe and wonder about the natural world, blending the power of live music…


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The Elephant Project was created by Miranda Loud for the non-profit Nature Stage, formerly known as Rialto Arts, which stages multimedia theatrical concerts to inspire a sense of awe and wonder about the natural world, blending the power of live music and film with a backbone of science education.

The Elephant Project involves the production of a documentary about the relationship between people and domesticated elephants in Thailand, as well as a live performance involving film, dance and music for touring. What can we learn from the Asian elephant which has been revered for centuries and who are the elephant-like people in your community? This channel will show pieces of footage and short films that are related to the project but not in the final documentary. I welcome your comments. theelephantproject.org has up-to-date information and blog posts so you can stay current.

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