You’ve heard the expression “the elephant in the room”. Well, we’re happy to share that people can’t help but talk about “the elephants in the PRESS-room”.
The buzz around “The Eyes of Thailand” world premiere has been amazing! Below are some sound bytes from the press:
‘The Eyes of Thailand’ is both tragic and triumphant, tied up with a message of hope that the best will prevail. – OC Social Scene
I laughed, I awwwed, I cried and was very moved… Windy Borman and company proved to me that good movies can be American made. – Fierce and Nerdy
‘The Eyes of Thailand’ means to open viewers’ eyes to the plights of these elephants, as they parallel those of human land mine victims… [The film] illustrates [Soraida] Salwala’s dedication, her insistence that elephants not be forgotten. – PopMatters
‘The best documentaries are the ones that can get to the heart of a larger issue by focusing in on a specific case… Borman’s film captures the trials and triumphs of Salwala and the elephants, Mosha and Motala, while also raising awareness about how landmines are still being used.’ – FilmSlate Magazine
World’s largest landmine survivors walk again with human help and ingenuity. “Eyes of Thailand” concentrates on an absolutely voiceless constituency—elephants—and the heroic efforts of Soraida Salwala… The video… [is] an emotional tripwire. – TakePart.com
This documentary tells a story about love, compassion and wondrous deeds of dedicated people, and skillfully enlightens the viewer about the cruelty and vast use of land mines — not just in Thailand and Burma but throughout the world. – GrandMagazine.com
Soraida is a warm, big-hearted and passionate muse, kind of like a Mother Therese for the elephants. Her caring is charismatic as it is compelling. – LA Splash
Additionally, both Director/Producer Windy Borman and Producer Tim VandeSteeg were interviewed by OC Films on the red carpet (above). You can watch the video stream via LiveStream. [Note: It’s currently the 2nd video down in the library].
You can also help us spread the “buzz” by adding web banners, images or the trailer to your website via the film’s Pressroom. Check it out!