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Balakrishna

Balakrishna

Documentary | English | 15 minutes

Company

National Film Board of Canada


Trailer

vimeo.com/353586796


Synopsis

When an extraordinary new resident – Balakrishna, an Indian elephant – arrived in the town of East River, Nova Scotia, in 1967, no one was more in awe of the creature than young Winton Cook, who became inseparable from his mammoth new friend. Using painterly animation, photographs and home-movie treasures, Balakrishna transmits the wistfulness of childhood memories, while evoking themes of friendship and loss, and issues of immigration and elephant conservation.

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Completion Year

2019


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