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Living off the grid in a northeast Thailand slum, Wichan Chaona collects recyclables from public trash bins to earn money for his family of seven. Shot from his motorcycle side cart, ‘Scavenger’ poetically weaves Wichan's daily routine with his observations about life and work, reminding us of the universal roots of human dignity and respect.

'Scavenger' premiered at the 2013 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Since its premiere, it has successfully screened at multiple venues and is currently included in Mountainfilm on Tour. To read the story behind this documentary, please visit this excellent article from Selective Echo.

Directed by Torben Bernhard