Among the scores of television repairmen in Bangkok is Mr. Chingchai Phansa-ard. While others use?
GV Alley in ??? showing sh??? frontage
SV INT Chin??? enters repa??? shop and sits
CV Crippled arms, TILT TO face.
SV Back of TV set removed by feet & repairs begun (7 shots)
SV Feet turn repair manual pages (3 shots)
SV Unwinds solder with toes, and solders joint
SV Adjustments to circuit (3 shots)
CV Shop sign
SV Takes cigarette from packet and lights it
MV Makes telephone call
SV Chingchai with family.
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Background: Among the scores of television repairmen in Bangkok is Mr. Chingchai Phansa-ard. While others use their hands to carry out the complicated job, Mr. Chingchai uses his feet.
Mr. Chingchai was born with withered arms--and ever since he has done practically everything with his feet. With the help of two older brothers, Mr. Chingchai learned to write by the age of seven. He mastered the art of playing the guitar before working on a radio station. When he lost his job eight years ago, he branched out into television repairs and has not looked back since. Mr. Chingchai now runs his own business, and is completely self-sufficient.
SYNOPSIS: ??? television repair??? bangkok is Mr. Chingchai ???-ard. While others use their hands to carry out the complicated job, Mr. Chingchai used his feet. His is a story of triumph over adversity.
Mr. Chingchai is so dexterous with his feet, he can carry out intricate repairs on television and radio sets with the ease of a normal man. He runs his own flourishing business, and has a reputation for reliability. With the help of two older brothers, Mr. Chingchai wrote with his feet by the age of seven. He earned his living then by making kites, and progressed to learning to play the guitar.
He joined a musical group and went to work on a local radio station. When he lost his job eight years ago, Mr. Chingchai took his technical skills and opened a small business. Since then, he has never looked back and business is increasing all the time. Mr. Chingchai feels justifiably proud of his achievements and often helps others to help themselves.
The crippled television repairman lights his own cigarettes, and is probably one of the few men in the world with nicotine on his toes.
Telephone calls are no problem at all--Mr. Chingchai's disability has been so well overcome, he can now face society confidently. No matter how hard the disability or poverty, he says, people should struggle through their lives and never give up.