Worlds apart: Maniq confront modern life

Worlds apart: Maniq confront modern life

new outlook: Maniq children look out from their hut upon seeing strangers. photos: Tawatchai Kemgumnerd
new outlook: Maniq children look out from their hut upon seeing strangers. photos: Tawatchai Kemgumnerd

A cluster of children from the Maniq ethnic group are doing something their ancestors may have never been able to picture -- watching a TV show.

question of identity: A Maniq man poses with his identification card in front of his house.

The TV is no novelty in today's age, but seeing these Maniq, a group of hunter-gatherers whose lifestyle has remained unchanged for centuries, tuned into the modern device may strike one as an unusual sight.

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