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Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Marvin Blunte

Country: USA
Language: Thai
Subtitles: English

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.


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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

Subjects: Rajani Dhongchai, Pibhop Dhongchai

Marvin Blunte

Marvin Blunte is a Canadian filmmaker from Toronto. He studied film at Miami Dade College’s School of Entertainment Design Technology. He has directed for television programs such as Miami Ink (08), NY Ink (12) and Restaurant Stakeout (13). 6 Weeks to Mother’s Day (17) is his feature debut.