The Families of the World Video Series takes us through a typical day in the lives of two families in each country featured. Narrated by children, the Families of the World Video Series introduces you to each family’s housing styles, foods, clothing, religion, schools and places of business. This is the next best thing to visiting and living with families in each of the countries. This highly acclaimed 30-minute documentary videos are available for 18 countries. Recommended for grades K-5.
This program takes us to Bangkok to follow 10 year old Rakkiaet and his family, who live and work on a canal. Rakkiaet goes to school by boat, his brother runs a water taxi, his mother does her shopping at the floating market, and his father sells food from his boat to families along the canal. Buddhist monks visit the family’s dock each day before dawn to accept food the family has prepared for them.
We also visit 7-year-old Akeem in a community of Sea Gypsies on Thailand’s southern coast. We see Akeem’s mother caring for her newborn infant, follow Akeem to school, and go fishing with Akeem’s father, who catches tropical fish for export.
Awards: Multi award winning series including Parent Choice & Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award.
Format: Multi-region format; Closed caption; approx. running time 30 minutes.
Exempt from Formal Classification: Item13. Community or cultural. A film wholly comprising a documentary record of a community or cultural activity or event.