Tak bat

A film by Seangpheath Southnavong

Even as the world changes around them rapidly, many devoted Buddists in Laos, continue to practice the daily alms-giving ceremony in the traditional way. Rising well before the sun to prepare food, observing ancient customs of propriety, and spending every morning providing monks with food for the day. In a world obsessed with the latest smartphone and overflowing with comforts, can Tak Bat survive and culture still be proud for the people.


Director: Seangpheath Southnavong

Writer: Seangpheath Southnavong, Sean Chadwell

Producer: Ka Xiong

Director of Photography: Houmphanph Phahongchanh

Editor I Colourist: Houmphanph Phahongchanh

Sound Engineer: Kongsy Vilayphone

Music: Seangpheath Southnavong

Main character: Miss Savitee Southnavong

Created for the Directing the Documentary Workshop in Luang Prabang