Dark Side of Thailand Tourism | Documentary Idea (Looking for collaborators)
by Molly Hobbs
Posted: March 22, 2016 - I'm hoping the go ahead with this documentary over the summer and am looking for some people that might be up for help with the pitching of, or filming this idea.
When I travelled to Thailand this spring I was upset to find lots of the corals dying, beaches post moon-party covered in rubbish, and stories of animal abuse all in the name of tourism (monkeys performing shows, elephant riding, tiger drugging etc etc). I want to work with animal sanctuaries as well as locals trying to keep the beauty of their local area, and talk about the positive and negative aspects that such high levels of tourism has brought to the country.
If you have any advice on what you would want to see in a documentary like this, or if you have any contacts that may want to be involved please do get back to me.
I'm a new film maker, and have been making shorts for a newspaper back home, however I'm currently looking to be part of a bigger team and have a number of ideas for Asia which I can discuss if you are looking for an extra pair of hands.
Please contact me via the comments link below.