The Elephant and The Ship
Film-maker & Composer
Ian Harris
Running Time 4' 55''
Format DV 
Filmed in the UK


Creation myths from India form the central theme of this film. These myths describe how Heaven and Earth were created by a Divine being, from the two halves of a broken egg. In this film the ship is a symbol of man's voyage through life and the elephant is associated with memory and mortality. The ship sails on in search of answers to questions about the land and sky, the sea and stars. 

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This short film was created to be shown within the context of a gallery space.  Please contact Ian for further information.

text & stills Ian Harris 2008