A boy attempts to scare a younger boy while playing inside a house in the Lahu slum in Chiang Mai.
On the banks of a polluted river, in poorly-built houses, live more than a hundred people from the Lahu tribe. They live in a slum in Chiang Mai, Thailand, away from the Lahu people’s original way of life. Usually, the Lahu people get their resources from the forest. The slum has been there for decades.
Despite this harsh reality, they are a civilized and caring community: they share with each other, families help other families, and if there is an important decision to be made, then it is made together.
They learn life the hard way, and every day can be a struggle. It is a life with a visible contrast between care and discipline, where beatings and punishment do occur, but the love and compassion of family members are essential for survival.