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new short film by les blank

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqRxBjEaaKk] In 1967 Les Blank and Skip Gerson were hired to work in Thailand on a documentary about the B52 Bomber. There were some problems getting access to the planes. Weeks went by with Les and Skip on payroll, but with nothing to shoot. So they began traveling around the country shooting whatever they […]

Posted: December 19 2016
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On Greenhorns & Sustainable Ag in Thailand

A Greenhorn in the U.S. recently told me, "big business has made sustainable farming seem obsolete." Living here in northeastern Thailand, it's easy to think so. Farmers struggle to hold on to their land in the face of mounting debt. Most young rural people leave home for Bangkok or other industrial centers to find work. […]

Posted: March 23 2009