Buddha's Lost Children

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Buddha's Lost Children
Directed by Mark Verkerk
Produced by Ton Okkerse
Pim van Collem
Written by Mark Verkerk
Music by Somtow Sucharitkul
Bernhard Joosten
Ward Henselmans
Cinematography René Heijnen
Sarit Charoenyuenyaw
Edited by Jos Driessen
Helen Delachaux
Release date
  • 2006 (2006)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Netherlands
Language Thai

Buddha's Lost Children is a 2006 documentary film by Dutch director Mark Verkerk. The feature film tells the story of Khru Bah Neua Chai Kositto, a Buddhist monk who has dedicated his life to orphaned children in the Golden Triangle area of Thailand. The film opened in Dutch cinemas in September 2006.


The film won the International Documentary Grand Jury Prize (2006) at the Los Angeles AFI Fest [1], the Jury Award for Documentary (2007) at the Newport Beach Film Festival[2], the Best Global Insight Film (2007) at the Jackson Hole Film Festival [3], the David L. Wolper Best Documentary Award (2007) at the Napa Sonoma Valley Film Festival [4], the City of Rome Award (2006) at the Asiaticafilmmediale [5] in Rome, the Crystal Film (2006) at the Netherlands Film Festival, and the Silver Dove (2006) at the Dok Leipzig [6].

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