So Bunsi/Chan Som
A mal singer and female singer sing extemporaneously on the theme of development and the problems of change. Accompanies by khui (flute), stringed instrument and drum. The story line: The North has changed a great deal -- electricity has come. They need to survive, but survive for what? The man says women make money; the woman says it is because men sell their daughters like meat. This is not a Buddhist tradition; society is turned upside-down. They complain about deforestation, especially by large companies that are above the law. They point out that more money can be made by selling drugs than by farming. Northern Thai traditions and values should be preserved. (The camera focuses on Cornell professor David Wyatt in the audience.)
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