Bok Tower Film Series: Unforgettable Elephants

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Bok Tower Film Series: Unforgettable Elephants

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Date: August 6, 2012

Time: 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Place: Bok Tower Gardens

Price: $12 per Adult

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Escape to the unforgettable landscapes found only at 
Bok Tower Gardens, voted Florida’s “Best Garden” by readers of Florida Monthly Magazine – a “must see Florida attraction” centrally located between Tampa and Orlando! Discover and explore the breathtaking sights found around every corner of the meandering garden paths.

Best of all – there are no lines to wait in! This truly is a place where you can find time to sit back, relax and enjoy nature’s show.

Join us for a special presentation of these educational documentaries by PBS in the Visitor Center Theater. Most films have a 60-minute runtime.

NATURE: Unforgettable Elephants

We have seen them dressed in costumes and dancing at circuses, living solitary lives at zoos or giving our children a thrill with a ride on their back. But the largest land animals live a life that is completely foreign to us when left to their own in the wild — one complete with battles and births, kidnappings and camaraderie. More than fifteen years ago, Martyn Colbeck began to document in film and photos the lives of African elephants. For the better part of two decades, he has grown particularly close to the elephant matriarch, Echo, and her close-knit family, who have never failed to astonish, amuse, and inspire him. The family seems to accept Colbeck into their world, and perhaps even considers him one of their own. The result is that he can record unimpeded the gentle love, and tight bonds that elephants feel for each other. Colbeck’s film gives us a glimpse into the complex world of elephant society. We meet Echo and begin to understand the importance of such a majestic matriarch to her devoted clan. He shows us their language and ways of communication. And he captures remarkable scenes such as the rare birth of a crippled calf that the family desperately and collectively tries to help to its feet. The film causes us to question if this could be about more than simply survival. Is there a deeper emotion we have just been privileged enough to witness through Colbeck’s lens?

In scene after moving scene, Colbeck makes us fall in love with Echo, Erin, Enid, Ely, and the rest of this loving family. He conveys through his film and in a special interview with NATURE what complicated, powerful, tender, funny — and, yes, unforgettable — creatures elephants are.

About NATURE

NATURE has brought the beauty and wonder of the natural world into American homes, becoming in the process the benchmark of natural history programs on American television. The series has won more than 600 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film community, parent groups, and environmental organizations.

For ticket information call 863-676-1408 to speak to a live person.

HOW TO GET HERE

1151 Tower Blvd. Lake Wales, FL 33853

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