Against The Tide

A documentary on the Laotian fishing community, constructed for the most part via interviews with an elderly fisherman and his family, which centre on his compulsion to continue with his fishing trade and the attendant arduous lifestyle even at his old age.

  • Director: Induangchanthy Xaisongkham
  • Runtime: 23m3s
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-D-1134
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Producer: Tan Wee Liang
  • Language: Laotian
  • Production Country: Laos

Cast List:

  • Lieum Vansily, Phone Vansily, Vanpheng Vansily, Khampheun Keokaenchanh, Phongsay Sa-ngasy, Thongchanh Phanthavong, Khaophone Phouthavong, Bounmy, Phayvanh, Sayphone, Phongsavath, Khoneded
  • Syvisay, Haksavanh


  • Editor - Farah Iqbal
  • Sound - Foo Soo Hian
  • Camera - Tan Wee Liang, Induangchanthy Xaisongkham
  • Story - Foo Soo Hian, Induangchanthy Xaisongkham, Tan Wee Liang, Farah Iqbal
  • Project Supervisor - Nikki Draper
  • Technical Support - Tng Yew Li, Tan Boon Huat, Vincent Teo, Yip Tok Foon, Kelvin Tan, Sandy Ong, Andrew Lim


  • Cities - Vientiane
  • Countries - Laos
  • Places - Don Khone, Southern Laos
  • Occupations - Fisherman, Laotian Fishing Community
  • Relationships - Husband/Wife
  • Themes - Rural, Urban

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