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

co-director

Roger Vickery

Craig Kirchner

production company

AFTRS

Duration

00:12:45:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32992

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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