Cher has played a variety of roles on screen. She even won an Oscar for her work in Moonstruck. However, her next film project is very different.
Last fall, Cher met the “World’s Loneliest Elephant,” Kavaan, as he was being moved from a zoo in Pakistan to a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia, where he’ll live out his retirement. Now that journey is coming to TV as a new documentary, according to Billboard.
The film documents how Cher lent her star power to help get Kavaan moved from the terrible conditions he endured in Pakistan. The elephant had been the subject of a social media campaign to free him after being diagnosed as suffering from depression, psychosis, malnourishment, and obesity.
In a statement, Cher said, “I saw all the people being affected by it all over the world. People want a happy ending. People don’t want to see animals suffer. And I know people are suffering too, but this is a story that can brighten their lives.”
Cher & The Loneliest Elephant will debut on Paramount+ on Earth Day (April 22nd). The documentary will then begin airing on the Smithsonian Channel on May 19th.