ELEPHANTS IN THE COFFEE

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Directors Thomas Grant & DK Bhaskar  / USA 2017  / 59 min / Lihula Mirror Hall 22.09 - 16:00

 

A conflict for survival between Asian elephants and farmers in the coffee estates of southern India has changed attitudes about the living elephant god. With more than 100 people being killed by elephants each year, the elephant is now a "menace" and India farmers are fighting back, killing elephants not for ivory but to protect their livelihood. This film follows farmers into the coffee estates to see the danger, and observes the process of caging and forcing dangerous elephants into submission. Yet a few farmers have a plan for co-existence.

 

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