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Servants Of Ganesh (2006)
In the lush jungle lowlands of Nepal, an elephant handler uses ancient techniques to prepare the animal for life within the wildlife conservation area of Chitwan National Park. Training the young elephant is an arduous rite of passage and a spiritual journey. For thousands of years, all across Asia, people have harnessed the power of elephants. Elephants are prized for their strength and intelligence, and the bond between an elephant and its handler can last a lifetime. For the elephant handlers, elephants are sacred – gods living among us. A handler must honor his elephant even as he struggles to master it. This captivating film illuminates the deep understanding that the handler has for the species, and reveals how elephants’ natural behavior and intelligence can be harnessed to reward both man and beast.