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Description

Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story
Directed by Ashley Bell
Genre: Documentary
1hr 15mins

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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Showtime

Fri April 27 | 3pm, 7pm
Sun April 29 | 3pm, 7pm
Tues May 1 | 3pm, 7pm
Wed May 2 | 3pm

Price

  • Evening (5pm and after) | $9
  • Senior/Student/Child | $8
  • Matinee (before 5pm) | $7