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Love & Bananas - An Elephant Story - Movie and Fundraiser

Friday, October 12, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Time to Be Herd
Location Details:
San Jose Woman's Club
75 S 11th St
San Jose, CA 95112

Elephant Sanctuary Fundraiser!

Have you ever been to a true elephant sanctuary, and witnessed the grateful relief in the eyes of these majestic animals who have led a life of misery, until they arrived? In Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story, you will experience it as if you are there.

This hope-inspiring movie tells the rescue saga of one elephant, who after 70 years of captivity giving rides to tourists, finally earns her freedom thanks to the world renowned Asian elephant conservationist and TIME Magazine's Hero of Asia, Lek Chailert. Elephant rescues are rare, unpredictable and life threatening. Witness the incredible journey of Lek, actor/director Ashley Bell, and a team of rescuers as they bring Noi Na 500 miles across Thailand to freedom.

At this Silicon Valley premier screening, you will get to meet Ashley Bell in person and view her incredible documentary. After the film plays, you will have the chance to interact with Ashley in a panel discussion.

6:30 PM Doors open to VIP guests; complimentary cocktail hour with Ashley Bell
Silent auction begins
7:00 PM General admission guests arrive; food, drinks, merchandise for purchase
7:30 PM Film begins
8:50 PM Q & A discussion with Ashley Bell
9:30 PM Auction results announced
9:50 PM End

Profits from this event go directly to Elephant Nature Park sanctuary, and to promote future screenings of this film. Contact the organizers to schedule a special viewing in your Silicon Valley community!

VIP guests enjoy reserved preferred seating, a Love & Bananas poster signed by Lek and Ashley, and a one-hour complimentary cocktail reception with Ashley and other special guests, plus delicious food and drinks.

Contribute to a beautiful, worthy cause and enjoy a lovely evening with good food, drinks, VIP conservationists, and the chance to win a trip for two to Elephant Nature Park in Thailand!

$25 for general admission, $100 for VIPs.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Oct 8, 2018 7:33PM
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