måndag 23 november 2015

Elephant Whisperer

In the previous post, Gods In Shackles, elephants was the topic. Today I'm continuing to write about elephants. This time it's a documentary directed and produced by Icelandic Jóhann Sigfússon, Anna Dís Ólafsdóttir and Hinrik Ólafsson. The documentary I'm thinking of is Elephant Whisperer!

Elephant Whisperer is about a woman named Sangduen Chailert, also known as Lek. She has dedicated her time to rescuing and rehabilitating elephants in Thailand. You can read more about Save Elephant Foundation, founded by Lek on this link.

This is what the movie makers say about the documentary:

"Sangduen Chailert, or Lek, as she is generally known, has already rescued over 200 elephants. She has dedicated her life to saving the Asian elephant and founded a special camp, The Elephant Nature Park to protect them. We follow this winner of Time Magazine’s “Asian Hero of the Year” Award in her work.

Lek is on a mission to save the Asian elephant in her native Thailand. This film looks at the plight of the Asian elephant, as it goes from being a widely used domestic animal, to becoming a burden on modernizing communities. With experts predicting its extinction within four decades, Lek’s work is needed now more than ever and she has gathered a large group of supporters and volunteers in her quest for a better future for the Asian elephant.
This moving film demonstrates Lek’s natural understanding of and rapport with these huge animals and will stir the viewers emotions as it highlights the often desperate state some elephants are kept in."

Find trailer below, you can watch the full documentary on this link.

Elephant Whisperer

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