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Poison (San Peet)
(US Premiere)

Directed by Giuseppe Petitto - Enrico Pizianti - Gianluca Pulcini
Produced in Italy/Thailand, 2001/2002
Running Time:27m
Format: Video
Genre: Documentary
Distributor:Karousel Films
Distributor Website: www.karousel.org

Sanpeet Petnonnoi is a small, beautiful, unblemished seven year-old boy who lives in the poor region of northeast Thailand known as the 'Golden Triangle.' Like many boys his age, Sanpeet earns his family some extra money by kickboxing. The Thai government turns a blind eye to the matches. Kickboxing was encouraged as a way of hardening young people against the temptations of opium and heroin, drugs that are pervasive in this area. But this questionable sport is further tainted by another addiction: gambling. The lower the weight of a boxer, the higher the stakes; this makes Sanpeet, with his sixteen kilos, an interesting opponent.

Followed by:
Life on the Tracks

Copresented by Breakthrough: Building Human Rights Culture
and the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival

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