Last summer we were commissioned by non-profit The Elephant Project to make a documentary about the plight of Myanmar’s timber elephants. Elephants traditionally used to haul timber and their owners are now out of work with recent governmental changes. Forests have been logged to such a degree that even governments traditionally unsympathetic to environmental issues have taken note. Unfortunately, this has left 25,000+ related parties (5000 of them domesticated elephants) in search of new jobs and in some cases new homes.
We are in the process of working with our guide and activist U-Khin, who is attempting to raise money to build elephant fences. These fences being built for one purpose: to reduce the often fatal conflicts between elephants and those living near them.
Director: Dominic Gill
Producer: Nadia Gill