LITTLE ROCK (May 21, 2012) – Join the Little Rock Zoo and the Little Rock Film Festival for a special presentation of the documentary film, “The Eyes of Thailand“, on Wednesday, May 30th at 4:30 p.m. in Cafe Africa.
“The Eyes of Thailand” tells the story of one woman’s quest to help two elephant landmine survivors, Motala and Baby Mosha, walk on their own four legs. Treating their wounds was only part of the journey; building elephant-sized prostheses was another. It is a true story of sacrifice and perseverance that shows how far one woman will go to save an endangered species. The film’s director, Windy Borman, will be in attendance.
Prior to the screening, guests will get an opportunity to hear a special keeper chat all about the Zoo’s own Asian elephant, Jewell, at 4:00 p.m. at the elephant exhibit.. Jewell is one of the first elephants in the U.S. to receive an orthotic boot to help her walk. At 60 years of age, Jewell was having difficulty walking on her front right foot and Zoo staff contacted Snell Laboratories in Little Rock to design a custom shoe for the elephant that would help stabilize her.
Admission to the special screening is free with regular paid zoo admission. Adults are $10 and children are $8. Members always get in free. Log on to www.LittleRockZoo.com for more information. For the full LRFF schedule, visit www.littlerockfilmfestival.org.
Festival passes will be available for purchase at the event, as well. Three levels of are available. Gold passes, which sell for $250, offer priority seating at all screenings, panels and parties including the opening night film screening, the Arkansas Times closing night gala and awards ceremony at the Clinton Presidential Library, filmmaker lounge access, and entrance to exclusive Gold Pass after-parties. Silver passes, which sell for $100, offer entry into films, panels and selected after-parties. Bronze passes, which sell for $40, offer entry into all films and panels except the opening night film.
Passes are available for purchase at http://www.littlerockfilmfestival.org/box-office/