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Episode description: In Bangkok, 10-year-old Rakkiaet and his family live and work on a canal. Rakkiaet goes to school by boat, his brother runs a water taxi, his mother does her shopping at the floating market, his father sells food to other families along the canal, and Buddhist monks visit before dawn each day to accept food the family has prepared for them. On Thailand's southern coast, 7-year-old Akeem lives in a community of Sea Gypsies. While Akeem's mother cares for a newborn infant, his father catches tropical fish for export. [cc]

Rating: [TV-G] (General Audience)

Series Information: Families of the World

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First aired: Sunday, November 21, 2004 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)


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