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The Resource Behind the smile, produced by Alan Handel Productions, (electronic resource)

Behind the smile, produced by Alan Handel Productions, (electronic resource)

Label
Behind the smile
Title
Behind the smile
Statement of responsibility
produced by Alan Handel Productions
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hundreds of thousands of Thai young women leave their rural homes to work in the factories of Bangkok. They are the backbone of Thailand s economic success, yet are looked upon as almost less than human. Behind the Smile explores the lives and culture of these young women who live in crowded dormitories or shacks with few possessions, homesick for their families. Yet the money they earn is so desparately needed by their families that they must stay for years in their grim servitude. Through portraits of three women, we see the human cost of the country's rapid industrialization. Amoan, at nineteen, has been working in a textile factory for five years amidst the endless dust and never ending noise. As a good Buddhist daughter, she sends all her money home and spends nothing on herself. Laiad and her husband had to leave their children in the village. They rarely see them. Willaiwon after working in the same factory for fourteen years for minimum wage has become a union organizer. A whole generation of women has disappeared from the villages, changing traditions for ever
Awards note
Association for Asian Studies, 1998
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
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Alan Handel Productions
Runtime
45
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  • Thailand
  • Women employees
  • Work environment
Target audience
general
Label
Behind the smile, produced by Alan Handel Productions, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650410/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (45 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747798251
Video recording format
other
Label
Behind the smile, produced by Alan Handel Productions, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650410/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (45 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747798251
Video recording format
other

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