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KO

The arrival of mass tourism on a tiny Thai island and its impact on locals and the environment.
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Overview

Genre
Anthropology, Contemporary Issues, Environment, Foreign Worlds, and Minorities
Synopsis

TROUBLE IN PARADISE
Ko Lipe is a small Thai island in the Andaman Sea, originally inhabited only by a few hundred Chao Leh (so called „Sea Gypsies“) of the Urak Lawoi tribe. In the last couple of years, mass tourism has arrived on the island—with all positive and negative consequences for its inhabitants, their way of life and the environment.

Viennese filmmaker Heimo Aga has visited the island many times over the last years; his first documentary feature draws a picture of this complex and irreversible development, with strong images rather than extensive dialogue, with empathy and humor instead of raised fingers.

Stage
finished
Running time
88 minutes

Credits

  • Heimo Aga ... Director, DOP, Editor, Sound
  • Nicole Schmidt ... Assistant, 2nd Unit

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Heimo Aga
Country
Austria
Years of Production
2017
Locations
Thailand

Distribution Details

Release year
2017
Festivals
CayFilm, Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, Chicago Blow-Up, Corsica.Doc, Naturvision, Festival Insulaire de l'Île de Groix
Language
no dialogue

Photos

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