Home in Thailand
4:15 In the flatlands at the heart of Thailand, a cock crows without too much conviction. But that is enough to put the energetic Taptim right on her feet. She crosses the 200 square metre room, whose space is divided by two mosquito nets that cover the family’s two sleeping mats. Her parents sleep on one with seven- and five-year-old Kanchai and Yukun; the other is for Taptim, her husband Get and their baby.
*The Zellons belong to the Akha tribe. Along the borders between South-East Asian countries live whole communities of families with ancient tribal cultures who have been moving back and forth across these borders for many centuries. Governments now seeks to assimilate these families.