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Elephants Can’t Jump

Chile – 2016

Biodiversity Medium-Length Film Films


  • Tuesday, September 13 - 9:00am
    Universidad APEC, Santo Domingo
  • Wednesday, September 14 - 11:00am
    St. Michael’s School, Santo Domingo
  • Thursday, September 15 - 3:00pm
    Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Santo Domingo
  • Friday, September 16 - 11:30am
    Instituto Iberia, Santiago de los Caballeros

In Asian culture, elephants are a mythological symbol of greatness, respect and good luck, but the reality for these animals is very different from that. A tame elephant is forced to work very hard, either on illegal deforestation or in the tourism business by doing circus tricks, painting with its trunk, carrying tourists on heavy mounts, etc. On the other hand, wild elephants have to struggle constantly to survive: their habitat is being destroyed by men, whose population has increased at an enormous rate, and has occupied the space that belongs to other species. But there is hope and is in our hands.

Directors: María José Martínez-Conde, Rodrigo Sáez

Country: Chile

Year: 2016

Duration: 50 min

Language: English

Subtitles: Spanish

z4Maria José Martínez Conde 

Maria Jose is a journalist and has worked on TV and written media. Today is working as executive producer and scriptwriter in Rojo Producciones, her production company. She also works as freelancer journalist in communication agencies; as broadcaster in her radio show “Las Tres Marías” (Trends & travels) and as communication manager in LaCENTRAL radio online ( From time to time she also writes literary chronicles and travel articles for newspapers.

Rodrigo Saez

Rodrigo studied Cinema in Argentina and Chile and is a self-taught photographer. Currently is as freelancer for EFE and others audiovisual agencies. He is director and editor in his production company, Rojo Producciones. Has worked as cameraman and director assistant for television; and as movie editor for NGOs, advertisement and independent projects.

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