Director: Deke Weaver

Institute History

  • 2011 Sundance Film Festival


Inspired by the literary concept of the unreliable narrator and the motif of the medieval bestiary, which gave every living thing a spiritual purpose, Deke Weaver’s lifelong project, The Unreliable Bestiary, is an ark of splendidly told stories about animals, our relationship to them, and the worlds they inhabit. ELEPHANT, the second chapter of the project, examines this endangered animal and its habitat. From burial rituals to subtle interpersonal communications to post-traumatic stress, Weaver offers striking insights into the remarkable similarities that unite elephant and human societies.

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier
  • Film Type: Artist
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 75 min.


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