“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” — Arundhati Roy
CELEBRATING WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINES OF ANIMAL ADVOCACY
Sangduen “Lek” Chailert has come to be known throughout Thailand and the rest of the world as “the elephant whisperer”. She has devoted her life to ending the abusive use of elephants in tourism and logging industries and is the founder of Elephant Nature Park, a 250 acre sanctuary for hundreds of rescued elephants and other animals.
Directed by Kelly Guerin
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