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SUSI. AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

Animal-themed documentary on the international debate on zoos and animal welfare. A production of Camille Zonca co – produced with TV3  and with the support of the ICEC . Duration: 55 min. Year: 2021.


Susi is an African elephant who came to the Barcelona Zoo  in 2002. He currently lives with two other elephants, Yoyo and Bully. She was born and lived in the wild until she was captured in the 1970s to be exhibited in a circus, and was later taken to various zoos. Once located in the Barcelona Zoo, the elephant Alicia was his companion and matriarch. Her death, a euthanasia in 2008 due to digestive problems, made a strong impact on Susi, and drew the attention of theAlejandra García , animal rights activist for the animal rights NGO Libera !, which launched a global campaign called FREE SUSI! to move the elephant to an animal sanctuary.

The story of Susi, a symbol of the struggle for the transformation of zoos

Although the campaign was not successful, it marked the birth of the ZOO XXI citizen platform, which works to transform the current zoo model into a more sustainable, educational and ethical one. The Susi became a symbol for all people who fight for the rights and welfare of all those animals condemned to a life in captivity.


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AWARDS 
First prize, Mediamorfosis Argentina
First prize, 5th GAC-MAC Transmedia Screenplay Competition



CARD  TECHNIQUE
Direction: Ana Luz Sanz
Screenplay: Ana Luz Sanz and Anna Soldevila
Directed by: Aïda Torrent Ciudad and Albert Baquero
Executive production: Albert Baquero
Production management: Arlet Rodríguez
Production: Ana Luz Sanz, Cristina Rodríguez, Rosana Echari and Clàudia Roca
TVC executive production: Jordi Ambròs Hortensi
TVC production: Daniel Barea Delgado
TVC content management: Montse Armengou Martín
Directed by TVC: Jacob Peña Gómez
Director of Photography: Aïda Torrent Ciudad
Image: Aïda Torrent Ciudad, Óscar Sanz, Maxime Boniface, Eulàlia Maluquer, Vanessa Alami and Fede Sordo
Live sound: Gianni Quarta and Daniel Lacasa
Editing: Albert Baquero
Assembly 2019: Maxime Boniface
Motion Graphics: Adrià Pastor
Stopmotion artists: Pau Torrano (Still Animation)
Documentalist: Arlet Rodríguez and Francina Verdés
2021


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