Monday, September 16, 2013

Buddha's Lost Children

"A former soldier and Thai boxing champion leads viewers on an unforgettable journey as he travels into one of the poorest regions of Thailand in a bold attempt to build a brighter future for the impoverished children of the Golden Triangle. To the children whose villages have become infested by drug dealers and poisoned by poverty, Khru Bah is something of a folk hero. In addition to offering blessings to those whose futures seem especially bleak, Bah occasionally brings children back to the Golden Horse Temple in order to educate and train them in Buddhism. In this documentary, filmmaker Mark Verkerk focuses not only on Bah's remarkable contributions to the children of the Golden Triangle, but the transformation of the young students into novice monks as well."
~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi ~

~ Shin Yatomi ~

 In the borderlands of Thailand's Golden Triangle, a rugged region known for its drug smuggling and impoverished hill tribes, one man devotes himself to the welfare of the region's children. A former Thai boxer, turned Buddhist monk, Phra Khru Bah Neua Chai Kositto travels widely on horseback, fearlessly dispensing prayers and tough-love. With his Golden Horse Temple he's built an orphanage, school and clinic — a haven for the children of the region, who see him as a shaman, father figure and coach.