This Migrant Found A Wallet Filled With Money She Desperately Needed

 

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When Ma-ae left Burma, her goal was clear: find legal employment that could help start her new life in Thailand.

Her job at a laundromat seemed like a promising start until she discovers a wallet in one of her customer’s pants.

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The leather wallet strained at the seams with notes, money that she could use for her visa application, to send back home.

Caught in a moral dilemma, Ma-ae tries to do the right thing.

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But in her journey of locating the wallet’s owner, she finds out the harsh truths of what locals think of her.

It’s a bitter pill to swallow.

Watch ‘Ma-ae’ by Natthapat Kraitrudhon (Thailand) on Viddsee:

‘Ma-ae’ was part of the official selection at the Bangkok Underground Film Festival 2017.

 

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