The Eyes of Thailand

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The Eyes of Thailand
Directed by Windy Borman
Produced by Windy Borman
Tim VandeSteeg
Written by Tim O'Brien
Windy Borman
Narrated by Ashley Judd
Music by Steve Horner
Edited by Gary Schillinger
Release date
  • April 28, 2012 (2012-04-28) (Newport Beach Film Festival)
Country United States
Language English

The Eyes of Thailand is a 2012 documentary film directed and produced by Windy Borman and produced by Tim VandeSteeg. The film chronicles the work of Soraida Salwala, who opened the world's first elephant hospital (Friends of Asian Elephants Hospital) in Lampang, Thailand and together with her team, created the world's first elephant prosthesis. [1][2]


The Eyes of Thailand tells the true story of Soraida Salwala's 10-year quest to help two elephant landmine survivors, Motala and Baby Mosha, walk again after losing their legs in landmine accidents. Along with Soraida's efforts to care for the injured elephants and ultimately help them to walk again, the film also highlights the dangers posed by landmines.[3]


Director/Producer Windy Borman started making this film in 2007. The film has gone through several revisions due to ongoing changes in the story of Motala and Mosha.[4] Ashley Judd lends her voice as the film's narrator, saying about the film - "I hope it will raise awareness to protect Asian elephants—and all beings—from the terror of landmines." [5]


Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result
Ace Documentary Grant[6] December 30, 2011 Documentary Won


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