1976, 52 Minutes
Thailand has never been colonized and there is little evidence of the kind of social organisations that modern western societies have found necessary to develop.
This program attempts to analyse the mechanisms that hold Thailand together and to examine the historical and cultural background of Thailand, including the two threads of Buddhism and the monarchy.
A Film Australia, Australian Broadcasting Commission and University of Queensland Press Co-production.
© 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: Arch Nicholson
Narrator: John Temple
Running Time: 52 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Asian History, Cultural Studies, SOSE. Major themes and concepts include national identity, immigration, economic growth and urban development.