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Program 1, Monday June 24 / 7 pm / DOC CLUB THEATER


 

 

 


 

So-Khin (โซ-ขิ่น) / Chaweng Chaiyawan / Thailand / 2018 / 0:18:00

So and Khin, a married couple from Myanmar, are employed on a rubber plantation within southern Thailand. Exploited by their employer due to the high competition for work in the area, the couple faces the struggle of overly demanding labour and persecution from unemployed locals. Their harrowing situation is staged in the midst of political unrest between the three southern Thai provinces.




 

The Mental Traveller / Taiki Sakpisit / Thailand / 2019 / 0:18:00

The Mental Traveller is a poetic reflection on the nature of remembrance. It navigates through the mental spaces of people consumed by memories of lost time. The film meditates on the passing of time, external behaviors, habitual patterns of thought and the sensorial realities of five mentally disordered men inside the psychiatric ward in Chanthaburi Province, east of Thailand, in which it is filmed. The film was conceived from the director’s connections to his parents and companions as they went through states of sickness, impending death, dementia, grief, and temporary insanity. At the same time it echoes upon the turbulent years of political upheavals and repercussions in Thailand, resulting the nation in a state of delirium, lunacy and trauma.








 

Anote's Ark Sundance / Matthieu Rytz / Canada / 2018 / 1:16:41

Kiribati faces the unstoppable rise of the sea, which will engulf the nation before long. The people of Kiribati will soon be the world’s first “climate change refugees.” Can these people survive as their country disappears?