Wannasingh Prasertkul is a writer, traveler and an award winning Thai documentary maker and activist. Distributing documentaries via his “Tuen Channel”, he delivers inspirational stories which generate awareness about social and environmental issues often overlooked by the media.
Wannasingh Prasertkul is a Thai documentary filmmaker, journalist and social activist. His documentaries explore controversial social and environmental issues in Thailand that are often overlooked by the media. These include human trafficking (in his film “The Beach”), the 2003 Thailand bombings (in his film “Blue Koi”), and migrant life in Bangkok (in his film “Verisimilitude”).
Founder of Savage Gampanee Co., Ltd., and the “Tuen Channel”, his thought-provoking works on the plight of political demonstrators, migrant workers, street children, and women living with HIV have been featured in international media and film festivals. He has won over three dozen awards for his documentaries.
“I like to make films about people and the natural world and the relationship between them. I believe that we can see humanity in nature and that we can see nature in humanity.”
Wannasingh spent his early childhood in the United States before returning to stay with his grandmother in Thailand where he completed his primary and secondary school education. Wannasingh graduated from Thammasat University with a Bachelor of Economics degree.
He participated in the American Field Service (AFS) Intercultural Program, Fredonia and a student exchange program at “McGill University” in Montreal, Canada. At the time of writing (2021), he is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Management of Marine Plastics at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
At a Glance
- Savage Gampanee Co., Ltd. – Managing Director and Founder
- “Tuen Travel Channel” – Producer and Creator of Online Media
- Author of “Tuen 7”, “Tuen 8” and “Tuen 100”
- Thailand Zocial Awards 2021; Best Influencer Award in Environment
- Explorer Awards 2018 as a documentary filmmaker
- Environmental issues, Social Issues, Human Rights
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