Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story

Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story

Michael Premo | USA | 2018 | 75 Mins

Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life threatening. After waiting over 2 years, actor/director Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist and TIME Magazine’s Hero of Asia, Sangdeaun Lek Chailert, embark on a daring mission to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year old captive, partially blind trekking elephant and bring her 500 miles across Thailand to freedom. African elephants are slaughtered for their ivory, but sadly the plight of the Asian Elephant has been completely overlooked even though they are the elephant we are most familiar with in zoos, circuses and elephant rides. Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story exposes the cruel secret that every Asian elephant has had to endure to become a service animal; a process known as Pajan, aka The Crush Box. The heartwarming film aims to ignite a sense of hope, and a new way of thinking about this species, while exposing the plight of Asian elephants and the people who work tirelessly to save them.

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Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story (2018)

75 min




Tajuk Filem / Title
Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story

Jenis / Type

Tahun / Year

Negara Asal / Country

Tempoh Tayangan / Duration
75 min

Bahasa / Sarikata
English and Thai with BM subtitles

Pengarah Filem/ Penerbit / Director / Producer
Ashley Bell (Director/Producer), John Michael McCarthy and Ross M. Dinerstein (Producers)

Syarikat Pengeluar / Production Company
Grumble Grumble, Change For Balance and Campfire