Warten, Hoffen, Trauern

Wait, Hope, Grieve

(Warten, Hoffen, Trauern)

What was planned as a "nice documentary“ about an elephant giving birth in the Münster Zoo, ended dramatically when the baby elephant had to be euthanized. Thousands of television viewers cheered and mourned with the baby elephant, as stations are broadcasting the elephant family on live television. The labour finally started: but the baby elephant was unfortunately severely damaged by a herpes virus…

dokumentary, documentary / 30 min. / DIRECTOR: Gordon Godec & Birgit Amrehn / CO-PRODUCER:Sigrid Rohland / CAMERA: Rainer Friedrich / PRODUCTION: Filmfabrik GmbH / BROADCASTED: 05.04.1999 / NETWORK: WDR