Koh Phangan is Hungover

Koh Phangan

BY NIKI DE WITT

If partying like a rock star takes a toll on our bodies, how does it affect the environment? Each month, thousands of travelers flock to the island of Koh Phangan for Thailand’s Full Moon Party. Reveling until the early morning, partygoers stumble back to their sleeping quarters to rest and recover from the night’s debauchery, while the beachfront remains littered with bottles, cigarettes and other debris.

Filmmaker Benjamin Jones teamed up with his fiancée Shana to create a documentary about the effects the infamous event has on the environment, while asking what is being done to help and what are other possible solutions for this concern.

While the project is nearly finished, they have launched a Kickstarter campaign for additional support for postproduction costs. If you want to get involved, feel free to back this project or share it with anyone who might be interested.

 

Niki De Witt headshot 150x150 A Fruitful Tradeoff: Compost for Fresh Produce CreditsABOUT THE Writer

Niki is currently exploring Asia while working on a children’s book series about travel. As a child, she traveled and moved often for her parents’ jobs. As a result of this, she has always felt most at home when she’s off and away. She is interested in international films, working on building an impressive tea collection, and can often be found with her camera in hand. You can have a look-see at her blog and follow her on Twitter @nikidding.

Photo by apes_abroad

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