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Buddha’s Lost Children

In the border area of Thailands ‘Golden Triangle’, a rugged region with many drugs smuggling and ethnic hill tribes, one man dedicates his life to the welfare of underprivileged children from the region. This Buddhist monk called Phra Khru Bah, once a successful Thai boxer, is one of the most controversial Buddhist monks in Thailand. He travels to all villages on horseback to distribute health care and education among villagers who do not receive any governmental support. This so-called ‘Tiger Monk’ has built an orphanage, school and hospital with his Golden Horse Temple – a safe haven for the orphans. The orphans see him simultaneously as a shaman, father figure and coach.

Beautiful film images and a fascinating story make this film a unique and moving portrait of life in the Golden Triangle. Buddha’s Lost Children gives new meaning to the term ‘practical’ Buddhism.

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Credits

A FILM BY MARK VERKERK
DIRECTOR MARK VERKERK   CINEMATOGRAPHY RENÉ HEIJNEN – SARIT CHAROENYUENYAW   EDITORS JOS DRIESSEN HELEN DELACHAUX AND MARK VERKERK   MUSIC SOMTOW SUCHARITKUL – BERNHARD JOOSTEN – WARD HENSELMANS   COMMISSIONING EDITOR BABETH M. VANLOO   LINE PRODUCER KOEN STREUTKER   EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PIM VAN COLLEM   PRODUCER TON OKKERSE   IN COPRODUCTION WITH CINÉTÉVÉ – ARTE FRANCE – BUDDHIST BROADCASTING FOUNDATION

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