Thailand Ghost Citizens

Remember the Thai cave rescue? When 12 boys and their coach were miraculously saved? The story gripped the world. But during the three-week attempt to save them, it was found that three boys and the coach were actually stateless people. Under the global spotlight, they were granted Thai citizenship a few months after their rescue. Such speediness is unprecedented. This is the story of people who live... without really existing

  • Mouhssine Ennaimi
    Director
  • Mouhssine Ennaimi
    Writer
  • Alexandra Pauliat
    Writer
  • Mouhssine Ennaimi
    Producer
  • Korakot Punlopruksa (Field Producer)
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Thailand
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Mouhssine Ennaimi

Mouhssine Ennaimi is a Director-Producer based in Istanbul. He is the co-founder and the Executive Producer of the documentary series Off The Grid. He started his career as a correspondent for French networks, working mainly out of South Asia and the Arab world. He lived in Colombo, Mumbai, Jerusalem and Doha. He was Field Producer and has spent more than a decade in hostile environments and war zones. Mouhssine is the author of ‘Slumboy’, a portrait of a Slumdog Millionaire type of hero living in Mumbai, and ‘The Strength to Say No’, a character-driven book about forced child-marriages in India.

Off the Grid is an Award-winning current affairs and documentary series covering global stories through personal journeys

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In feature films the director is God; In documentary films God is the director
A. Hitchcock