Series
NET Journal
Episode Number
166
Episode
April is the End of Summer
Producing Organization
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/516-r785h7cz4d
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Description
Episode Description
Thailand, an American fortress which is potentially a second Vietnam, is the subject of this Intertel documentary by Australian Broadcasting Commission. From Bangkok in the south to northern villages that are targets of communist insurgency, the ABC program captures Thailand in its simmering heat and its international undercurrents. The program concentrates on three personalities Air Chief Marshal Dawee Chullasapya, a leader of Thailands predominantly military government, who is seen in his office, at a golf tournament, a youth rally, and several official gathering; Khun Bu, headman of a village complex in the northeast and Latchee, 49-year-old chieftain of an Akha tribe in the northern hills. It is in the mountains of northern Thailand that much of the opium from Southeast Asia is handled, for export to addicts around the world. The film shows the opium trade being practiced by members of the Kuo Min Tang, a military group that retains its discipline and its uniformed status though its members left China some 20 years ago. Among the scenes depicted in the film are the hearing of a divorce case, a temple procession, the drilling of a female militia, the exotic, tourist-oriented life of Bangkok, and primitive existence elsewhere in the country. NET Journal - April is the End of Summer is a presentation of National Educational Television, produced for Intertel by Australian Broadcasting Commission. It runs approximately an hour and was originally recorded on film (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Broadcast Date
1967-12-18
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Economics
Global Affairs
Media type
other
Credits
Director: Fitzwater, William
Executive Producer: Dean, Colin
Narrator: Denton, Kit
Producer: Fitzwater, William
Producing Organization: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Writer: Ferguson, Tony
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Citations
Chicago: “NET Journal; 166; April is the End of Summer,” 1967-12-18, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed October 28, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-516-r785h7cz4d.
MLA: “NET Journal; 166; April is the End of Summer.” 1967-12-18. American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. October 28, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-516-r785h7cz4d>.
APA: NET Journal; 166; April is the End of Summer. Boston, MA: American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-516-r785h7cz4d