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YARAT to host screening of documentary film “One Lucky Elephant”

Baku, February 1 AZERTAC

On February 7, YARAT Film Club will host the screening of “One Lucky Elephant”, a film written and directed by American filmmaker Lisa Leeman. The screening is organized in collaboration with the Embassy of United States of America in Azerbaijan.

Lisa Leeman's last film, the award-winning One Lucky Elephant, premiered to sold-out crowds at the Los Angeles Film Festival, 2010, and continued to sell out screenings at festivals like IDFA, St. Louis, and the Starz Denver Film Festival. One Lucky Elephant premiered theatrically at Manhattan's Film Forum in June 2011. One Lucky Elephant won Best Editing, Feature Documentary, at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2010, and was acquired by Oprah Winfrey’s network, OWN. It was featured as part of OWN’s monthly documentary club in 2011. One Lucky Elephant was selected to be part of the U.S. State Department's American Documentary Showcase, and screened in Russia, Greece, Korea, & other countries in this program of "Documentary Diplomacy".

Lisa Leeman writes, directs, produces, and edits documentary films. Her current film, AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, co-directed with Paola di Florio, premiered to sold-out crowds at the Seattle Film Festival May 19, 2014. It won the Audience Award at the Illuminate Film Festival, and the Spirit of Cinema Award at the Maui Film Festival.

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