Farang Monk

Australia, 1980

Film
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John Robbins is an ex-American teacher who, dissatisfied with life in America decided to travel. After visiting many countries, he finally becomes a Farang Monk living in Thailand. He talks about his decision and the personal attempts to find the middle road between excessive goal orientation and totally dropping out.

Credits

production company

AFTRS

co-director

Craig Kirchner

Roger Vickery

Duration

00:12:45:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015436

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Asia - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Monastic and religious life (Buddhism)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Religion

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Thailand - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Thailand - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travelers

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Buddhism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Buddhist monks

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Capitalism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Monastic and religious life (Buddhism)

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Religion

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Life change events

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Life change events

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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