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Anyone who loves elephants...is bound to adore Ashley Bell's deeply affecting documentary about efforts to save the Asian elephant.
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Love & Bananas

Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life threatening. After waiting over two 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, also known as the Crush Box. This moving 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.

Played at

Ahrya Fine Arts, 9.22.18 - 9.22.18
Playhouse 7, 6.24.18 - 6.24.18
Music Hall, 5.04.18 - 5.10.18
Rated NR
Genre: Women and Film
Runtime: 75 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: Chris Packham, Village Voice
The decline of Asian elephants is a catastrophe easily illustrated in broad strokes with bullet points written out in dripping red Chiller font letters. 'Love & Bananas,' a documentary directed by Ashley Bell, opens with such a primer on Asian elephant declines, accompanied by an...