Bangkok Girl provides a glimpse into Thailand's notorious and booming sex tourism industry through the experiences of a 19-year-old bar girl. Working in the bars from the age of thirteen, she has managed to avoid selling her bodya remarkable revelation given her surroundingsbut her refusal to take part in this all-too-common profession for young Thai women cannot last. The introduction of falangs, or foreigners, to Thailand has forever changed the city, the economy, the Thai people's lives and desires. A daring and unabashed look at a popular Western predilection through the eyes of one girl.
Bangkok Girl has aired on CBC in Canada, SVT in Sweden and is available on DVD worldwide.
On The Web
Aswang Blog - a diary of the production process for the films.
Dumolog Blog - a scholarship program supported by High Banks
Moving Images Distribution - Educational Sales for The Aswang Phenomenon