"Street Teachers" by NHK&MediaCorp

Street Teachers Poster

Synopsis

September 2011

This documentary follows Narisaraporn Asipong, one of Thailand's devoted street teachers as she visits the homeless children in Bangkok in the hopes of getting them off the streets. Teaching is no longer a priority because basic survival takes precedent. We meet three of her young protégés who are struggling to survive without a home or family with the hope of turning their lives around. This "classroom" is often the only safe haven these kids have, and through the relentless efforts of the teachers, the walls of distrust and low self-esteem are broken down – and hope is restored. *Winning Story from The Asian Pitch 2010 – a MediaCorp-NHK collaboration

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Director PITCHAPUK MALONE Executive Producer MIKA KANAYA Narrator NIABI MANNING Filmed By SAYAN PETCHTHONG Sound Recording SOMPONG PETCHNIL Editor THUMMANOON LABHANTAKUL Still Photographer BRUCE MALONE Composer RICHARD PFIFFERLING Street Teachers' Song Lyric by: RONGRACH CHANSUWAN Singer: RAMRUNG SUBANSENEE Music by: NAPAT CHOORAK Sound Studio PUMPPUMPPUMPPUMP Scriptwriters PITCHAPUK and BRUCE MALONE Poster Designer: Dustin Stanton