SOAS University of London

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Thai film Paradoxocracy

Rachel Harrison (SOAS, University of London)

Date: 22 January 2014Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 22 January 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4429

Type of Event: Film

Screening of Thai Director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang's 2013 Documentary Film "Paradoxocracy" (in Thai with English subtitles)

Followed by an open discussion chaired by Rachel Harrison, Department of South East Asia, SOAS.

Pen-ek Ratanaruang, one of the most celebrated Thai filmmakers of the panorama, is back with Paradoxocracy, a documentary about Thailand's modern political history. The movie will feature a mix of archival footage and interviews, covering hot topics like the violent protests of the 1970s and the rise of Thaksin Shinawatra, one of the most controversial political figures in Thailand.Due to its problematic subject, the documentary has encountered several difficulties, not least the reluctance of theatrical venues to show it.

Organiser: Centres & Programmes Office and Co-hosted by the Centre for Film and Screen Studies

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