Soraida Salwala has enjoyed elephants ever since she was little, in 1993 she opened up the first Asian Elephant Hospital to treat injured, abused and neglected elephants. In 1999 Soraida met Motala, an elephant who lost her leg after stepping on a landmine; in 2006 she met Mosha, a 7-month-old elephant who also lost a leg in a landmine accident. Soraida fights for elephants and doesn’t give up helping them get back on their feet. 10 years after Motala stepped on a landmine she receives her first prosthetic leg. Today both Motala and Mosha use prostheses to walk on their own at Friends of the Asian Elephant [FAE] Hospital in Lampang, Thailand. Soraida’s journey to save Motala and Mosha, has been documented in a film called The Eyes Of Thailand. The film set to screen at a handful of Film Festivals this month.
‘The Eyes Of Thailand’ Trailer.