Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often
life threatening. After waiting 2.5 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, Lek Chailert, embark on a daring mission 480
miles across Thailand to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year old partially blind trekking
elephant and bring her 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. L&B exposes the cruel secret that every Asian elephant has had to
endure to become a service animal; a process knows as Pajan, aka The Crush Box.
LOVE & BANANAS aims to ignite a new way of thinking about this species and
shows what can be done to prevent the extinction of Asian elephants.