To save lives, both human and elephants, school children and villagers living near elephants on coffee plantations in India need to see "Elephants in the Coffee" in their local language.
Help us TRANSLATE AND BRING IT TO THEM
. We need your support to take the award winning documentary "Elephants in the Coffee"
to the local villages and schools and community centers in southern India (Karnataka). Coffee Plantations are endangering Elephants
In India, there is a crisis of existence for both elephants and humans. While you sip your morning piping hot coffee, think for a moment, where, elephants are losing their freedom and farmers are risking their lives to bring you a cup of coffee
. The global demand for coffee is on the rise and so are the casualties, increasing by the day on both sides.
The land of elephants in Southern India is shrinking and people's understanding of reverance and respect is depleting. There is a huge urgency to educate the younger generation and the communities of farmers on the impact of farming, respect for the land and keeping a healthy distance from the elephants. This award-winning documentary filmed around the coffee estates has gained global acclaim and has been screened worldwide in English. We are Teaching RESPECT and understanding for Elephants
However, the local people really need to see "Elephants in the Coffee", to gain a deeper understanding and a healthier respect towards elephants and elephant keepers. The Younger generation near the coffee plantations have lost many of their loved ones in the ongoing conflict and they are losing their resepect for the elephants. They consider the elephants a menance. The documentary is an education and it gives a wholistic understanding of the precipitous problem and how the local families and farmers have a role in mitigating the problem and reducing the conflict. Donate 5 cups of Coffee money to Save the Elephants
Our daily dose of coffee can only taste better, if we can find a suitable way to make elephants safe and the farmers feel sustainable way of life.
We are looking to raise the funds in 6 weeks. It is urgent to take the film to the rural areas where the conflict between humans and elephants is increasing, resulting in unnecessary death. Education will go far in helping reduce conflicts and promoting understanding on how to co-exist.
Work will be done by the Clic-Abroad Foundation
, a 501c3, and will be under the supervision of BhaskarDK
and Dr. Tom Grant
. What we will do with the funding
a. We will translate
the documentary in local language
b. Re-edit parts of the documentary with closed captioning
for the local communities understanding
c. Share a free film screening in every school
(public and private) in the region
d. showcase it to the coffee farmers, who are all independent farmers with less than 10 acres or less but constantly in the line of conflict
e. help to create an educational workshop with the help of local educationists, agricultural specialists and environmental researchers
f. conduct arts and theater workshop for the children to gain confidence and appreciate the importance and role of elephants around the region. This is urgently required based on our earlier experience and has helped in bringing the lessons on how to co-exist home in many ways.
Here are some of the media clips and awards for the documentary:Awards
Best Documentary- DC South Asian Film Festival, Sept 2017
Best Documentary- Black Cat Picture Show, Aug 2017
Best Documentary- Doc Sunback Film Festival, June 2017Preview the Documentary HERE
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