The Duck Master

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The Duck Master is a story of Somnuek, a 74 years old rice farmer in Thailand who stands strong to his belief in farming without using chemical. He raises and trains ducks as his assistants in rice farming.
He was deemed as weird and crazy by others when they see him trying to train 3,000 ducks using just a whistle sound.
In The Duck Master, viewers will see how the master trains his ducks and learn about the benefits of using ducks as rice protectors at the same time.

Director Suriyon Jongleepun
Location Thailand
Duration 28 min.
Genre Farming / Environment / Life
Air Date (JST) Mon., Feb. 18, 2019 *rerun
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019

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Suriyon Jongleepun

Suriyon Jongleepun


Suriyon Jongleepun started working as an environmental journalist, before becoming a documentary director for the past 30 years. His work focuses on the environment and sustainable development. He is also a writer and has published 2 books. For the past several years, he has been directing documentaries on agriculture in Thailand and runs his own organic rice farm.


Tung-Seang-Tawan, a weekly TV documentary on children and environments (since 1991)
Sex Education for Teens (2007)
Mod-Kan-Fai, a weekly TV documentary on teens social services (2010-2012)
Hom-Pan-Din, a weekly TV documentary on innovative farmers in Thailand (2014-2016)

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