Elephant Gerald Wants to Sing

Leslie Peters and J.P. Hornick

2004, 05:30 minutes, colour, English


Elephant Gerald Wants to Sing is a short animation about a young elephant named Gerald and his struggle to find his voice, based on an original children’s story by J.P. Hornick. Gerald undergoes a crisis in gender and self-identity brought on by conflict between his desires and those of his community.

J.P. Hornick is a Toronto-based writer, teacher, and ex-pat. Her work has appeared in the anthology Geeks, Misfits and Outlaws (2003). Her collaborative video (with Leslie Peters), Elephant Gerald Wants to Sing, based on her children’s story of the same title, premiered at the 2004 Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival.

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