Buddha's Lost Children

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.

Buddha's Lost Children
Directed byMark Verkerk
Written byMark Verkerk
Produced byTon Okkerse
Pim van Collem
CinematographyRené Heijnen
Sarit Charoenyuenyaw
Edited byJos Driessen
Helen Delachaux
Music bySomtow Sucharitkul
Bernhard Joosten
Ward Henselmans
Release date
  • 2006 (2006)
Running time
97 minutes


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 in Rome,[5] the Crystal Film (2006) at the Netherlands Film Festival,[6] and the Silver Dove (2006) at the Dok Leipzig.[7]


  1. ^ http://www.afi.com/onscreen/AFIFEST/2006/
  2. ^ "Newport Beach Film Festival". Newport Beach Film Festival.
  3. ^ http://www.jacksonholefilmfestival.org/
  4. ^ "Wine Country Film Festival - IN KINO VERITAS". web.archive.org. August 13, 2007.
  5. ^ http://www.asiaticafilmmediale.it/ Archived 2020-09-26 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Buddha's Lost Children". filmfestival.nl (in Dutch). Netherlands Film Festival. 2006-09-07. Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2008-06-13.
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070623191651/http://www.dokfestival-leipzig.de/homepage/de/index.html

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