ECHOES FROM THE HILL

PASIT TANDAECHANURAT, JIRUDTIKAL PRASONCHUM | 20 MIN | THAILAND | 2014

This documentary focuses on Karen villagers in the North of Thailand, the “Pgaz K’Nyau” (Simple humans), who live in a village without running electricity far from highways. It voices and reveals their way of life, the nature around them, how they think, and how they believe and protect it. It captures their sacred beliefs and worldview and how they maintain harmony and preserve nature. The documentary juxtaposes their lives with the Thai government’s recent attempt to make their forest a national park and build a dam on their land.