The Asian Elephant Hospital, run by Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE), is the only hospital of its kind offering care to injured and abused elephants. Founded by Soraida Salwala, the hospital is sponsored by her parent organization Friends of the Asian Elephant, whose purpose is to stop the export of Asian elephants, provide education regarding imminent extinction, and supply medical care to elephants that have been abused or abandoned by their owners, or injured by stepping on landmines while crossing into Burma. Salwala estimates that if action isn’t taken to preserve and care for these majestic, time-honored representatives of Thailand, they will be gone within 50 years.


Mosha with temporary prosthesis

The documentary film, “The Chiang Mai Project” will be shown as part of “The Arts Exchange” – a recurring performing and visual arts program for emigrant artists. In addition to the film, there will be performances, literary readings, and art from Portugal, Iran, Korea, Germany, Kenya, Indonesia, Taiwan, Bosnia, Russia and Pakistan.

Date: Sunday, December 11th, 2011 4:30PM
Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Library (Rooms 225 & 229)
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FREE FILM screening of  “The Chiang Mai Project” will be shown in Portland:
Sunday, May, 24, 7:00 p.m. at The Lotus Seed Ashram. 4635 NE 9th Ave. and Tuesday May 26, 7:00 p.m. at Zaytoon, 2236 NE Alberta St.

The film follows a group of actors, musicians and artists who traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand to participate in a cross-cultural, theatrical benefit performance for The Vieng Ping Children’s Home… Continue reading