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.
Nihon Hoso Kyokai
Maryland Public Television