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Elephant Mother

(Elephant Mother)



Plzeň Library – Polan's hall, Bedřicha Smetany 13, Plzeň
Ostrava DK Poklad, Matěje Kopeckého 675/21, Ostrava-Poruba
Praha Světozor Cinema – large hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1
Lek Chailert, Protagonist
Ostrava Minikino, Kostelní 2572/3, Ostrava
Karlovy Vary Cafe Jakoby, Husova 39, Ostrov
Brno Kino Art, Cihlářská 19, Brno
Hradec Králové Bio Central , Tř. Karla IV. 774 , Hradec Králové
Louny Munical Library Louny, Mírové náměstí 1, Louny
Praha Prague Municipal Library – small hall, Mariánské nám. 1, Praha 1
Lek Chailert, Protagonist
Opava Klub Art, Ostrožná 46 (vstup z ul. Beethovenova), Opava
Assistance Dog
Olomouc Muzeum moderního umění (Besední sál), Denisova 824 /47, Olomouc
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Assistance Dog
Děčín Cafe Prostoru_, Teplická 59/49, Děčín
Mladá Boleslav Ekocentrum Zahrada, Jaselská 1475, Mladá Boleslav
Roztoky u Prahy Central Bohemian Museum in Roztoky – Historical Hall, Zámek 1, Roztoky
Relaxed Screening
Police nad Metují Kolárovo divadlo, Jiráskova 151, Police nad Metují
Semily Cinema Jitřenka, Tyršova 49, Semily

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About the film

Lek Chailert is a Thai woman who rescues elephants from abuse by the tourist industry and the local elephant mafia. Moreover, with the arrival of the covid-19 pandemic, she will find a way to convert her opponents.

The documentary depicts a David vs Goliath struggle in which one courageous woman stands up to political corruption and an organized structure of traffickers in animal suffering. Lek is an international celebrity among animal conservationists. In Thailand, she has built a sanctuary for elephants where they receive love and care instead of cruel training. The pandemic arrives just when it seems that she's running out of the strength to fight. Increasing restrictions are having a detrimental effect on Thailand's tourism industry, the primary financial source for the elephant business. Lek hatches a plan to take in abused animals that have suddenly ceased to be a source of income and have become a financial burden for their owners.


Elephant Mother

Original Title

Elephant Mother

Original Language

English, Thai


English, Czech


Czech premiere

Year of Production


Country of Origin



84 (Prague) / 55 (regions) min.


Nature, Cost of Safety, Asia

Jez Lewis
Jez Lewis

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