Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life threatening. Film Director Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by renowned elephant conservationist and TIME Magazine's Hero of Asia, Lek Chailert (founder of Save Elephant Foundation), embark on a daring mission 480 miles across Thailand to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year old partially blind elephant and bring her to freedom.
SPECIAL GUEST FOR POST-FILM DISCUSSION: Steven M. Wise, Founder and President of the Nonhuman Rights Project
. The NonHuman Rights Project is the only civil rights organization in the US working to achieve legal rights for members of species other than our own. We are honored to have Mr. Wise make his annual summer appearance with us while he visits Portland to teach at Lewis & Clark Law School’s Center For Animal Law.
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