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Production Year 1996

SERIES Japan Sketches | Just the Two of Us – Memoirs Written in the Blink of an Eye –


にっぽん点描 | ただ二人 まばたきでつづる手記 [NHK]

|Length : 44min. |Year : 1996

A debilitating illness gradually left Kikuko Doi virtually unable to move. Using a special word processor that responds to blinking, she corresponds with others suffering from the same disease. Her courage, and that of her caretaker husband, is truly inspiring.

SERIES Discover Asia | Bike Street, the Street of Dreams – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam –


アジア発見 | “夢”駆けぬけるバイク通り ベトナム・ホーチミン [NHK]

|Length : 24min. |Year : 1996

The motor bike is the most sought-after possession in this bustling city. Learn the role it plays in two men's lives: boutique employee Viet enjoys the status his motor bike brings, while bicycle repairman Minh eventually finds his beyond his means.

SERIES Discover Asia | The Spring Cashmere Trade of the Plateaus – Bayankhongor, Mongolia –


アジア発見 | 春・草原にカシミヤが動く モンゴル・バンヤンホンゴル [NHK]

|Length : 24min. |Year : 1996

With Mongolia having converted to a free market economy, nomadic tribes raising cashmere goats must adapt to the times. Follow the highs and lows of one goat-raising family trying to make it in a new world.

SERIES Discover Asia | Departing Bangkok for Home – North Bus Terminal, Bangkok, Thailand –


アジア発見 | バンコク発ふるさと行き タイ・バンコク [NHK]

|Length : 24min. |Year : 1996

The demographic shift from rural to urban areas takes on a human face as we meet migrant workers and learn their dreams. Among them is Thongsuk, a farmer's wife who must leave her child behind to work and save money in Bangkok for six months every year.

SERIES Discover Asia | I Want to Be a Teacher in Our Village – Vang Khi Village, Laos –


アジア発見 | 村の先生になりたい ラオス・ワンキー村 [NHK]

|Length : 24min. |Year : 1996

Believing the future lies in education rather than farming, villagers encourage a young man who plans to be a teacher. Follow Thum, the young man in question, as he sets out on his new path.

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