Balakrishna

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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.

Runtime

15:00

Nominations

Documentary History & Biography, Director (Non-Fiction)

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Creative Team

Director(s)

Colin MacKenzie, Aparna Kapur

Producers(s)

Maral Mohammadian, Kat Baulu

Writer(s)

Colin MacKenzie, Aparna Kapur

Researcher(s)

Colin MacKenzie, Vincenzo Ravina, Ashley Corbett

Production Company

National Film Board of Canada

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