6 WEEKS TO MOTHER’S DAY
Running Time: 92min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award
This big-hearted yet unobtrusive documentary invites us to visit Moo Baan Dek, known in English as Children’s Village. Nestled in the jungles of Kanchanaburi, Thailand, and housing 150 under-privileged children, the Village offers what by any standard is a progressive education: the students select their own fields of study and even maintain their own judiciary process to address complaints within their community.
6 Weeks to Mother’s Day follows staff and students as they go about their various activities and prepare for Mother’s Day, when they plan a special display of gratitude for Rajani Dhongchai, known to the kids as Mother Aew, who is ailing yet remains tirelessly devoted to the institution she co-founded 35 years ago. Mother Aew’s achievement is inspiring—and evidenced in the face of every child that passes through her care.
Director: Marvin Blunte
Producer: Ladawan Sondak, Marvin Blunte
Executive Producer: Leslie - Anne Faireshire
Production Company: 6 Weeks LLC
Music: Tom Third
Cinematographer: Joseph Chiodo, Christina Cervantes, Marvin Blunte
Editor: Marvin Blunte