UNAFF Film Festival: The Last Elephants in Thailand (40 min)

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In 1990 jeweler Soraida Salwala watched a news report featuring two Asian elephants that had fallen from a cliff in Kwia National Park. One had died. The other was injured. A member of a wildlife foundation, Soraida phoned a call-in number to insure the elephant would be rescued. When she was told it would not, she realized that her status as a supporter of an organization was little leverage in her efforts to help save an endangered species. Years later Soraida opened the world's first elephant hospital, and today leads campaigns against the government for their involvement in elephant trafficking.

Saturday, October 30, 2010 | 11:00 am — 11:40 am
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building

Center for East Asian Studies