Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life threatening. 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. They embark on a daring mission 480 miles across Thailand to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year old partially blind trekking elephant, to bring her to freedom. 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.

Director: Ashley Bell
Producers: Ashley Bell, Ross M. Dinerstein and John Michael McCarthy III
USA/Thailand / 77 min.

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