Pictures by the Wayside was recently in Cambodia for ears Asia an NGO focussed on the plight of the Asian Elephant. Ears Asia are currently working on a project to save an elephant named “Sombo” a 51yr old grand dame who has severe abscesses on her feet and is rapidly becoming lame, due to her owner still working her in the unnatural city environment of Phnom Penh.
We were there to document the story of Louise and her elephants in Cambodia and her struggle to save Sambo, the last elephant of Phnom Penh. Short film should be out in late January 2012. Go here for more about Sombo.