|Week 1 of the Surround Sound Radio Documentary Festival presents two documentaries:
1) The Ballad of Myrtle and Charlie Ed, by Anthony Goertz.
Anthony Goertz brings you an exclusive story about the great elephant escape of 1926. This true story entails an elephant stomping around Jasper Avenue in Edmonton’s downtown core, and again on Calgary’s stampede grounds. Listen on to find out how Canadians dealt with an elephant escape, and then decide for yourself whether or not this was the original Bonnie & Clyde for elephants.
2) Without You: International Adoption in Canada, by George Turnbull
“Without You” follows the journey of producer George Turnbull as he contemplates becoming an adoptive parent. Through interviews with some of Canada’s veteran social workers, adoption agencies, adoptive parents, and international scholars, this comprehensive radio documentary examines past and current issues surrounding transracial international adoption in Canada, with a focus on prospective single parents and members of the LGBTQI+ community. Each story brings to light the joys and challenges of international adoption.
For more information about the festival, the documentaries you heard today or on the documentaries we'll be showcasing in the coming weeks, head to website at www.surroundsoundfest.com.
Thanks for listening!