Director: Daan Veldhuizen • Netherlands
In a lush remote village in northern Laos, tourism is on the rise. But as Western backpackers and new technologies begin to enter the town, the locals are ambivalent. Some are eager to embrace the economic opportunities, while others remain more resistant. A beautifully photographed and complex portrait of East-meets-West, Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice captures the growing pains of “progress” with wit and subtlety.
Run Time: 94 Min.
Festival Program: Documentary Competition
Official Website: http://www.bananapancakesandthechildrenofstickyrice.com/