The Elephant Keeper (คนเลี้ยงช้าง)

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Wednesday, April 22
6:30 p.m. – Korean Studies Auditorium

Directed by Prince Chatrilacherm Yukol
Thai, 1987, 136 minutes
Thai w/E.S.

This environmentally themed movie is pretty sad, but powerful. It’s about an activist forestry chief named Kamroom who is waging war against the corrupt local police and an influential local timber baron who is conducting illegal logging on the forest. Caught between these two forces is a man (Sorapong Chatree), with an elephant. With Thailand’s forests being rapidly depleted and more tightly controlled, it is difficult for the elephant keeper to find work. The more work he finds, the less there will be for him to do. It’s a sad paradox. Directed by Prince Chatrilacherm Yukol, The Elephant Keeper also features songs by the original songs-for-life band, Caravan, and the current kings of the songs-for-life movement, Carabao. An official selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film!

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