street teachers ( 1 X 60' )
In Thailand, there are 30,000 homeless children who are trapped in a daily struggle to survive. Many have no family support and have been left behind by a society, which would rather pretend that they do not exist. The dark world of these kids is plagued by drug abuse and despair, with little opportunity to find a way out. But there is a faint glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, a few people who are not quite ready to give up... We call these Street Teachers, and this is the story of a brave woman named Nang.
This documentary follows Nang as she guides three young boys through the dangerous pitfalls of the life of a runaway in Bangkok. We watch as she encounters their families and at times must become a surrogate parent, trying to keep their fragile world afloat. She uses any means possible to help them succeed, and as her patience gets tested time and again it becomes clear that it will take more than will to not quit. It will take love.
Runtime: 60 mins
Production Company: TAP Winner 2010