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This shorts program shows us the importance of knowing and accepting ourselves and the strength of character required to stand up and proudly be who you are. Remember, you are perfect just as you are.

For Ages 11-14 | 72 minutes | Presented in English, nonverbal and original languages with English subtitles

Themes: Empathy, support, identity, acceptance, inclusion, gender/sexuality spectrum, gender roles and nonconformity

This program contains: Mature themes, bullying, physical and/or emotional conflict, gender identity

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York.

ACCESSIBLE SCREENING: Films in this program are captioned or subtitled for the hearing impaired. 

The Boy and the Elephant

On his first day at elementary school, a student with an elephant head is met with stares and giggles from his classmates. However, one boy in the class is immediately captivated by the new student, and later the pair form a special bond on the playground. In the end, their budding friendship is threatened by the other students' scornful reaction, and the boy with the elephant head finds himself all alone again.

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    7 minutes
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    THEMES: Peer Pressure, Friendship
  • Director
    Sonia Gerbeaud
  • Screenwriter
    Sonia Gerbeaud
  • Producer
    Luc Camilli