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For centuries the Bunong indigenous people on the Cambodian-Vietnamese border have had a profound bond with elephants, believing they shared the same destiny. Today, the development of forests and rivers is threatening their fate and habitat. LAST OF THE ELEPHANT MEN follows over a period of time several members of the tribe as they attempt to save the animal that once defined their way of life and may hold the key to their own survival. The film exposes the loss and meaning of homeland; the search for belonging; the fight for survival; the struggle to adapt to radical changes and loss of resources.
From the splendid temples of Angkor Wat and the bustling city of Phnom Penh to a rarely seen wilderness paradise, we are presented with a portrait of Cambodia’s disintegrating heritage, remarkable human-animal interaction, and indigenous people trying to find solutions to universal problems.
Produced by: Productions InformAction Inc. ©2014
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