John Heminway
Special Viewing: “Battle for the Elephants”

Date: Friday, January 24, 2014
Time Details: 5:30PM Business Meeting
6:00PM Cocktails
6:30PM Dinner, Movie to Follow

Business Casual Dress, No Denim
Location: The Highlands Golf & Tennis Clubhouse
5163 Clayton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Description:

Please join us in welcoming Filmmaker and Writer John Heminway for a special viewing of:

“Battle for the Elephants”: A National Geographic Special
Written, Produced and Directed by John Heminway

“Battle for the Elephants” tells the ultimate animal story – how the earth’s most charismatic and majestic land animal today faces market forces as powerful as those that drive the value of gold. We go undercover to expose criminal operatives behind ivory’s supply – in Africa – and demand – in China. “Battle for the Elephants” makes clear that if present trends continue we may lose this colossal and emblematic species at the very moment when we are coming to perceive its essence. Living in a highly evolved society, with keen intelligence, protean memory, skill at communicating long distance, and capacity for love, the elephant has much to tell us humans. But there is a big “if:” only IF it is given a chance to survive – at present an unlikely prospect, in view of the voluminous buying power of middle class Chinese.

“Battle for the Elephants” continues to have impact, with its producers and its on-camera investigative reporter, Bryan Christy, lobbying for elephant protection at the C.I.T.E.S. conference in Bangkok. It has been shown in many branches of the U.S. Government to great impact. The State Department is distributing “Battle for the Elephants” to its embassies and consulates worldwide. It has been shown many times around the country and recently it premiered in Nairobi in the presence of Kenya’s First Lady. It has already won several awards, most recently Best Conservation Film at the 2013 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.

There will be time allotted at the end of the viewing for questions.

Reservation Deadline: January 17, 2014
Payment Information: Payment must be mailed in advance; payments will no longer be accepted at the door. See flyer for details.
Member/Spouse Price: $40
Guest Price: $45

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