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Unchained

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Synopsis

Focusing on the work of Carol Buckley (Elephant Aid International (EAI) and her team, who aims to enhance captive elephant welfare in Nepal showing, by gentle persuasion and example, that there is a better way to treat elephants in human captivity.
Buckley's is a phased, pragmatic approach to change attitudes; encouraging co-operation, not a confrontation between Nepalese elephant handlers (mahouts) and their ‘essential’ elephant assets, upon which the mahouts rely to sustain themselves in an environment bereft of other options. Buckley promotes co-operation between man and elephant by positive reinforcement, not dominance and cruelty – indeed a better way.
The film posits, that as we should all know, working in co-operation will always yield a better longer-term result for all parties concerned, engendering mutual respect and loyalty. And yet, dominance, intimidation, threats and violence yields results of a different kind - breeding contempt, duress, leading ultimately to the mental and physical destruction of the abused party. The human abuser can also become conflicted with shame and a need for atonement, but with some are sadly lacking any such compassion of course.
http://www.unchainedmovie.net

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
78 mins
Format
Digital
Director
Alex C. Rivera 1st Feature
Producer
Leticia Ruiz
Co-Producer
Alex C. Rivera
Executive Producer
Antonio Arjona
Editor
Alex C. Rivera
Screenwriter
Alex C. Rivera
Director of Photography
Leticia Ruiz
Music
Sascha Blank, Javier Rodriguez

Genre

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Last updated 5th April 2017

Production Company

Wake Up Films Production Ltd.
Alex C Rivera
1 Park Road
Hampton Wick
Kingston Upon Thames
KT1 4AS
alexcrkp@gmail.com

Sales
Company

Principal Media
9378 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 320
Beverly Hills
CA 90212
USA
dboluarte@principalmedia.com
http://www.principalmedia.com