'Gods in Shackles' to be screened in Delhi

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) "Gods in Shackles", an award winning documentary on abuse of elephants, will be screened here on July 16.

Having received an encouraging reception at screenings held in Boston, Los Angeles, and the Kerala Legislative Assembly, the internationally-acclaimed documentary will be screened in Delhi to raise awareness about cruelties on temple elephants.

The documentary will be screened at PVR Rivoli from 4 p.m. onwards.

According to a statement, the screening will be attended by Union Women and Child Development Minister and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi along with other dignitaries and activists working for wildlife conservation.

"Gods in Shackles", directed by Canada-based Sangita Iyer, portrays hideous stories behind the veil of Kerala's prestigious temple festivals.

As a part of the production, the crew followed the lives of four celebrity elephants for over a year.

The documentary has been nominated by the International Elephant Film Festival at the United Nations General assembly and has won seven international film festival awards including the Los Angeles Cinefest Award, Hollywood International Independent Documentary Film Festival Award, The IMPACT Docs - Award of Merit, Golden Award at the World Documentary Awards.