Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice
Traditional farmers within a remote village in Laos meet the outside world via the tourists that visit them. While backpackers are searching for an authentic culture, their presence brings development to the eager inhabitants. Two worlds meet at the crossroads of their respective desire; one longing for authenticity, the other for modernity. They embrace each other's lifestyle and culture, but as soon as they realize that their desires are contradictory, the story turns back on itself.
80' / DCP / colour
Original title: BANANA PANCAKES AND THE CHILDREN OF STICKY RICE
Dir: Daan Veldhuizen
Prod: Viewpoint Productions
Sc: Daan Veldhuizen
D.O.P.: Daan Veldhuizen
Completed: December 2014
Second feature length documentary.
STORIES FROM LAKKA BEACH (2011, doc), TINI TINOU (2009, short doc), VERSUS (2007, short).