years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
We would like to invite you to help us celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Animals Asia by joining us for the exclusive Hong Kong premiere of the film, “The Fox and the Child”. We’d be delighted to welcome you on the night and will be giving a short talk before the film.
The Fox and the Child has been awarded a special distinction by the French animal welfare organisation 30 Million D’amis (30 Million Friends), which confirms that strict welfare conditions applied during its production.
This heart-warming story, directed by Luc Jacquet (The March of the Penguins) centres on a young girl and her impossible friendship with a fox. The film combines nature documentary footage with the fictionalised story played out against a breathtaking mountainside wilderness.
Here are the details:
Film: The Fox and the Child
Directed by: Luc Jacquet (director of March of the Penguins)
Language: French with English and Chinese subtitles
Date: 5 August, 2008 (Tuesday)
Venue: Palace IFC
Arrive: 8:30 for drinks and canapés
Ticket price: $800
We chose this movie to celebrate our successes of the past decade as it is filmed from the unique perspective of the fox. Through Jacquet’s camera, the audience becomes the fox, experiences what it experiences, perceives what it perceives, feels what it feels. Animals Asia too does just this – shows people that animals too have feelings, needs and wants, desires and dislikes and their own unique perceptions of the world.
The film is based on the memory of director Luc Jacquet’s extraordinary childhood meeting with a fox in the mountains of Ain in France. In Jacquet’s own words: “I played a lot on the relationships of scale. Nature experienced through the eyes of a child or of a fox is no longer the same. On their level, the landscapes change in dimension, everything becomes more impressive, more fantastical and a simple waterfall can become spectacular.
“I have the impression that today we have let this sense of wonder slip. We have lost the intimate connection that we used to have with nature. The film creates an ideal landscape, juxtaposing little pieces of nature coming from places often very far away from one another.”
We will be selling only 200 tickets to “The Fox and the Child”, so make sure you get yours early to get the best seats.Click here to buy your tickets, or call Rita Chu on 2791 2225