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Gods in Shackles (formerly called For the Love of Elephants) is a feature-length documentary film in the making; an exposé revealing the dark side of the Indian state of Kerala's glamorous cultural festivities that exploit temple elephants for profit in the name of culture and religion.

Gods in Shackles will serve as a powerful and necessary tool to create deeper awareness about the plight of captive festival elephants, inspire shifts in perceptions and mindsets, and foster empathy and kindness toward these gentle and sentient beings.

This will be a profoundly moving documentary that pulls back the veil on the festivals to show how these noble animals are treated for the benefit of ritual and amusement. But more than an exposè, the film is also a call to action, as we believe it will resonate deep within the hearts and minds of all stakeholders involved in the festivities, and empower them to do their parts to enhance the welfare of the elephants.

We believe this film has the potential to create waves across India, changing the way in which its heritage animal is being treated, and ultimately enhancing the living conditions of captive elephants not only in India, but also other parts of the world.

As an extension of this film, it is our broader goal to help establish a rehabilitation center for festival and temple elephants to live peacefully for the rest of their lives.

We need your support to make this happen! Indeed, you – our supporters – are the transformers. We will keep you updated every step of the way until we release the film and deliver on our promises.

If you're unable to contribute financially, we'd be grateful if you considered dedicating a few minutes a day to help spread the word by sharing the link to this campaign on your Facebook page and Twitter accounts, and by emailing your family and friends.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gods-in-shackles
A documentary that lifts off the cultural veil to expose exploitation of temple elephants for profit
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Another excellent piece of advice to focus on the future rather then dwelling on the past +Jeremy Gutsche +Trend Hunter 
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Adorable DIY idea!
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I am a recent graduate, have a great affinity for elephants and am a yoga and running enthusiast.
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