STK-ID 24596

In Thailand, sequence on a grandmother rocking a baby to sleep. Shot of children in a canoe on a canal. Shot of a grandmother preparing food. Shot of a grandfather and a Thai boy feeding pigs, throwing slop into the water, fish surfacing for meal. Shot of the Thai boy folding a mattress in the morning, washing up before setting out for school. Various shots of a boy rowing a canoe to school. Incidental shots of other boats, of the banks of the canal, lush foliage, buildings. Shot of several children arriving at school in a canoe, clambering up on landing, congregating in the schoolyard. Sequence on a boy putting a bridle on a water buffalo, mounting and riding the buffalo past the camera along a pathway to a rice paddy where his grandfather is awaiting. Shot of the two harnessing water buffaloes to primitive ploughs, proceeding to plough the rice paddy.


Excerpt from
Three Country Boys
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080