"Knowledge is the Beginning": After traveling through Bangkok, where a transsexual coping with modernity is portrayed, the train travels to the south of Thailand, and a Muslim teacher in a region full of Muslim separatists is the next subject. Crossing the border into Malaysia, people on the train talk about former Prime Minister Mahathir´s words "Knowledge is a Value". The train travels through Malacca and Kuala Lumpur, ending at the Thai border town Hat Yai.
ABOUT TRAILS FROM THE EAST:
Trails from the East is a 13-part documentary series that chronicles a train voyage from the East to the West, through fast-changing societies, along the birthplaces of five world religions. The series tackles some of the great questions of today’s globalizing world. How do people cope with the continuing globalization? Is it a threat or an opportunity?