Thai Elephant Orchestra
The biggest orchestra in the world! It is easy to see the Thai Elephant Orchestra project as a silly stunt – with only comical value. But in this documentary, showing the recording of a CD album by the orchestra, we get a chance to meet Richard Lair and Dave Soldier, the two creative minds behind the project, and learn the serious side of it. For Dave Soldier it’s about an exploration of experimental music. For Richard Lair it’s a job creation program for his elephants. It was Richard Lair who brought elephant painting to public attention, and his passion to take care of, to publicise, and to assist the Thai elephant population brings us this latest endeavour.
Directed by Paul Spurrier