“Akha a la frontera” is a witness to the disappearance of an ancestral way of life, the life of natural rhythm in contact with the skin of the planet. It is a story set in Ban Apha, a village of the Akha people in the mountains of northern Thailand, though the phenomenon it decries is universal.
The Akha, like other minority ethnic groups on the planet, stand on a threshold. On one hand, the elders, living in practically the same way as their people have for 1,000 years, now facing extinction as they age out. On the other, the Akha youth, hooked on the Internet and global longings, who will lose their cultural traits by being assimilated into majority ethnic groups, religions and ways of life.
Direction: Jacobo Sucari i J. M. Romero
Production: La Trinxera SCCL
Language: Original Version, Subtitles in Catalan
Lenght: 55 min
Screening followed by talk with Jacobo Sucari, film’s codirector
Screening preceded by Carlito se va para siempre