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A Night with the Filmmakers of “Love & Bananas” – John Michael McCarthy and Roddy Tabatabai

August 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us this Wednesday, August 8th at Column Five in Irvine for a screening of select scenes from Love & Bananas, and a Q&A after with John Michael McCarthy and Roddy Tabatabai, filmmakers on the project, and co-founders of Change For Balance.

About Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story

The documentary follows Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers, led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist Sangdeaun Lek Chailert, as they embark on a daring 48 hour mission 500 miles across Thailand to rescue a 70 year old captive blind Asian elephant and bring her to freedom. Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story is a heartwarming and hopeful film that exposes the plight of Asian elephants and the people who work tirelessly to save them. More on the film here.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER — “Anyone who loves elephants (and if you don’t, I want nothing to do with you…seriously) is bound to adore Ashley Bell’s deeply affecting documentary about efforts to save the Asian elephant.”

LOS ANGELES TIMES — “Directed by actress Ashley Bell, the documentary “Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story” is the type of film that’s impossible to come away from unchanged.”

FORBES — “Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story,” the new documentary from actress Ashley Bell, has the potential to be life-changing –  for viewers and, in turn, for the endangered Asian elephants who are the subjects of this powerful movie.”

About the Filmmakers

Co-founded by Roddy Tabatabai and John Michael McCarthy, Change For Balance is a production company and creative agency that uses the power of storytelling to make the world a better place. Now in its 10th year, Change For Balance works on issues ranging from human rights, animal rights, environmental justice, women’s rights and social justice globally. They are members of the RVCA Advocate team. Learn more here.

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August 8, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5151 California Avenue, Suite 230
Irvine, CA 92617 United States
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