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“A highly intense film… cautionary and moving.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“A moving documentary… tragic and memorable.” - The Washington City Paper

“Heart breaking film…and it’s the start of some larger, and important, conversations about the way we tolerate animal cruelty for our own amusement.” - Paste Magazine

“Tyke Elephant Outlaw is a traumatic and tough look at a tragic event. Does for circuses what Blackfish did for Sea World.” - Empire Magazine

Tyke Elephant Outlaw is the gripping and emotionally charged story of Tyke, a circus elephant who went on a rampage in Honolulu in 1994, killed her trainer in front of thousands of spectators and died in a hail of gunfire.


Her break for freedom – filmed from start to tragic end – traumatised a city and ignited a global battle over the use of animals in the entertainment industry. Looking at what made Tyke snap, the film goes back to meet the people who knew her and were affected by her death – former trainers and handlers, circus industry insiders, witnesses to her rampage, and animal rights activists for whom Tyke became a global rallying cry.


Like the classic animal rebellion film King Kong, Tyke is the central protagonist in a tragic but redemptive drama that combines trauma, outrage, insight and compassion. Ultimately, this moving documentary raises fundamental questions about our deep and mysterious connection to other species.


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The Team

The team is comprised of three highly experienced, multi-award-winning documentary makers: producer-directors Susan Lambert and Stefan Moore and co-producer Megan McMurchy.


Website (http://tykeelephantoutlaw.com)
Twitter (https://twitter.com/tykethemovie)
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tykeelephantoutlaw)

Awarded Best Documentary at Portland Film Festival

Nominated for Best Feature Documentary - Film Critics Awards

Nominated for Best Direction of a Feature Documentary at the 2016 Australian Directors Guild Awards


Screening Times

UPCOMING TELEVISION SCREENINGS
National Geographic Channel Latin America, 8:00 PM on Earth Day, Friday April 22


WATCH THE FILM ONLINE IN THE UK AND IRELAND
iTunes
Google Play
Amazon
Dogwoof TV


NETFLIX
Tyke Elephant Outlaw is available through Netflix worldwide.


PREVIOUS TELEVISION SCREENINGS
BBC Storyville
CBC The Passionate Eye
Channel 9 Australia
DR 9 Denmark


SALES

Please contact ABC Commercial


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