VIDEOLOG USER VIDEOS

The Bodysnatchers of Bangkok | Guardian Investigations

SHOT BYChris Kelly

DIRECTORChris Kelly

CATEGORYDocumentary

DESCRIPTION

The bodysnatchers of Bangkok: Thailand’s volunteer emergency service. Unlike the UK or US, Thailand operates on a two-tier emergency support system, sending out volunteers, or ‘basic teams’, to accident or crime scenes first, and only then an advanced life-support ambulance if needed.

These ‘basic teams’ provide a vital service and account for about 60% of the emergency cases Bangkok’s hospitals see every year. Most Thais believe that helping others be it the injured or dead allows one to earn karmic merit. Here we spend the night with Pom Noppadon, one of Bangkok’s many volunteer body-collectors – also known as bodysnatchers.

Shot on the D800 with a Sigma 35 1.4 ART lens

GET 8 SONGS FREE!
Subscribe to the cinema5D + Art-List newsletters
and get 8 songs and an Art-List license for your next film.
Your e-mail will be stored with cinema5D and Art-List. You can unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time.
We will not share your information with a third party.
AL-logo
c5d-logo
PLEASE CHECK YOUR INBOX AND CONFIRM YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS
THANK YOU
Please check your inbox and confirm your e-mail address.
AL-logo
c5d-logo
GET 8 SONGS FREE!
Subscribe to the cinema5D + Art-List newsletters
and get 8 songs + 1 license for your next film.
E-mail stored with cinema5D & Art-List. Not shared with any third party.
AL-logo
c5d-logo