Thailand

Australia, 1993

Film
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Episode of Series “Mini dragons. II”.
In Thailand sudden economic success has created violence in the streets as a prosperous new middle-class demands democratic reform. Success, however, comes at a heavy price - pollution, an ever-increasing gap between rich and poor, uncontrolled development and destruction of the rainforest. Interviews four individuals who represent different aspects of Thailand’s success. A young ethnic Chinese millionairess who builds shopping malls, the Governor of the city of Bangkok, who is trying to solve its horrendous overcrowding problems, a couple of rural peasants forced to work in Bangkok to provide for their son’s education and an activist Buddhist monk trying to save the rainforest.

Credits

director

David Roberts

producer

Richard Carey

production company

Nihon Hoso Kyokai

Maryland Public Television

Film Australia

Language

English

Duration

00:55:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38301

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Thailand - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Thailand - Social conditions

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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