<article> <figure> <img src="http://www.moviesom.com/resources/20150216211140social.jpg" title='The Elephant Keeper' alt='The Elephant Keeper'/> </figure> <h1>The Elephant Keeper</h1> <p>For many years, Asian elephants were used in the relatively simple, low-intensity logging operations in Thailand and elsewhere in the region. As the move to scythe down whole forests progresses, there is less and less use for these elephants: heavy machinery works more efficiently in a clear-cutting situation. In this story, a young elephant keeper (Sorapong Chatri) manages to save the life of a forest ranger, dedicated to keeping the (very few) national forest preserves safe from poaching. The elephant-keeper, on the other hand, is economically compelled to work for the poachers in order to keep his family fed, and to preserve the family lands from sale by a greedy businessman who once loaned them money.</p> <details><summary>Runtime: 136</summary> <summary>Release date: 1987-01-01</summary></details> </article>