On Monday 19th November, NIST International School was chosen as the venue for the premiere of 'The Eyes of Thailand', a film directed and produced by Windy Borman to protect elephants and raise awareness about landmines. NIST's theatre was filled with enthusiastic students from three international schools in Thailand: Wells International School, The Regent’s Pattaya and NIST.
The 9-time award-winning documentary, narrated by Ashley Judd, tells the heartwarming and heroic true story of Soraida Salwala, who dedicated 10 years of her life to help two Asian elephants walk again after losing their legs from stepping on landmines. Judd writes, “The Eyes of Thailand is a story of sacrifice and perseverance that shows how far one woman will go to save an endangered species from threats above and below the surface. I hope it will raise awareness to protect Asian Elephants— and all beings—from the terror of landmines.”
NIST sponsored the venue for the screening in order to raise awareness around elephant issues and donate the proceeds from the event to support ‘Friends of the Asian Elephant’ group.