Time Sensitive: Ending Human/Elephant Conflicts

by The Elephant Project
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Time Sensitive: Ending Human/Elephant Conflicts
Time Sensitive: Ending Human/Elephant Conflicts
Time Sensitive: Ending Human/Elephant Conflicts
Time Sensitive: Ending Human/Elephant Conflicts
Time Sensitive: Ending Human/Elephant Conflicts
Jan 25, 2021

Our educational efforts going strong!

Draft sketches for graphic novel
Draft sketches for graphic novel

Hello!

I hope you are all safe and well.

I just wanted to give you a quick update on our efforts. Unfortunately, given the continued complications with COVID, our ability to implement some of our efforts on the ground in Myanmar have been limited. However, we are moving full steam ahead with our educational efforts via our current documentary, The Linesman, as well as working to release a new children’s book and a graphic novel that will help increase awareness of human-elephant conflict at a young age. I have attached some initial drawings for the books and am hopeful they will be ready in mid-summer to be sent to the publisher. The more we can educate our youth now, the greater chance that they will work to address some of these critical issues as they grow older.

The Linesman is currently making the rounds on the film festival circuit. It has already been seen as part of Myanmar Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival and will be part of the Colorado Environmental Film Festival in February and the DC Environmental Film Festival in March. We are hopeful that it will continue to be seen in more film festivals and are working on finalizing a streaming platform that will make it available to people all over the world. Hopefully more on this in our next update.

Your support has been critical to helping us continue our work both in Myanmar and around the world and especially in supporting The Linesman. We are now developing other documentaries that will complement the narrative of The Linesman. One documentary we are developing will highlight human-elephant conflict in Africa and how to mitigate it. Given the exponential growth in countries like Nigeria, this conflict is quickly becoming the second largest cause of death of elephants on the continent. We are also working on an undercover documentary that will bring to light the corruption that allows for Lagos, Nigeria to be the largest exporter of endangered wildlife in the world. Poachers send ivory to the Lagos port from all over Africa since it is easy to transport to buyers around the world. This must be stopped, and we are hopeful that our efforts will bring to light who is responsible so we can bring them to justice and end this critical outlet for poachers.

As you know, producing high quality documentaries that are worthy of Oscar consideration are expensive and so I hope you will spread the word to others who might be interested in supporting our efforts.

Thank you again for your support and I will continue to keep you updated as things progress.

Stay safe and all the best,

Dane

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Dane Waters
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Dane Waters
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Arlington, VA United States

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