Elephant in the Backyard

Follow two Thai children, Jak and Muay as they play soccer and walk to school with their family pet- a four year old, eight-ton elephant named Wan Pen, or Full Moon.  The village of Ban Tha Kleng in northeastern Thailand is home to more than eighty domesticated Asian elephants, the most revered animal in Thai culture. In this village the elephants and people share the road, a road made up of dirt, mud and so many flattened piles of elephant poop! The story of Elephant in the Backyard shares the world of rural Thai people and their friends –the elephants

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