Curated by Sarnt Utamachote and Rosalia Namsai Engchuan.
"Thai" identity has become a kind of hyperreality. For decades, images about Thailand have been circulated and reproduced. These images have become, for many people (also for many Thais) overwhelming and internalized as a part of their identities. As these images of promiscuous women and desexualised men are normalized, the Thai people behind such stereotypes are rendered invisible. The un.thai.tled Film Festival aims to look beyond these one-dimensional, superficial representations and asks the questions: how can we critically deconstruct these reproduced stereotypes? What kind of images appear in the films of Thai filmmakers themselves? This film programme - a mixture of documentaries, poetry and fiction - will delve beyond the surface to offer different insights into Thailand. These hybrid films convey the social experience and lived social realities in Thailand and in the diaspora.
Tickets are now available on our website. Reserve soon, seating is limited.https://bi-bak.de/bi-bakino/un-thai-tled-film-festival-berlin-2020
Doors open at 19:30Screening starts at 20:00(Except few events which start at 19:00 * please read the program details)
Wed, 23.09.2020 19:00 *KRABI 2562 + ROOM WITH A COCONUT VIEWD: Anocha Suwichakornpong, Ben Rivers and Tulapop Saenjaroen94 Min. & 28 Min., OV with English subsOpening with Thai dishes and talk between Sarnt Utamachote and Rosalia Namsai Engchuanhttps://biturl.top/qEZjI3
Thu, 24.09.2020 20:00KARAOKE GIRL + WESTWÄRTS: SÜDOSTASIATINNEN IN DER BRDD: Visra Vichit-Vadakan and Foundation for Women77 Min. & 50 Min., OV with English subsFollowed by a talk with Ban-Ying e.V.https://biturl.top/qUNZf2
Fri, 25.09.2020 20:00THE ISLAND FUNERALD: Pimpaka Towira Thailand 2015105 Min., OV with English subsFollowed by a talk with Pimpaka Towira and Benjamaporn Rattaraungdetchhttps://biturl.top/3E3uUf
Sat, 26.09.2020 20:00RAILWAY SLEEPERSD: Sompot Chidgasornpongse Thailand 2017102 Min., OV with English subsFollowed by a talk with Nut Srisuwanhttps://biturl.top/rIfYnq
Sun, 27.09.2020 20:00SHORT FILM PROGRAMME: DEEP SOUTH YOUNG FILMMAKERSOV with English subsFollowed by a talk with Pimpaka Towirahttps://biturl.top/7B7Bvq
Wed, 30.09.2020 20:00SHORT FILM PROGRAMME: JOURNEYS OF URBAN GHOSTSOV with English subsOpening with the performance "Oh Missing Moon" by Theerawat Klangjareonchai, Kantatach Kijtikhun, Raksa Seelapanhttps://biturl.top/Bj2Mry
Thu, 01.10.2020 20:00SOIL WITHOUT LAND + COMPLICATED HAPPINESS80 Min. & 30 Min.,D: Rosalia Namsai Engchuan and Nonthawat NumbenchapolOV with English subsFollowed by a talk with Nonthawat Numbenchapolhttps://biturl.top/vQnYvq
Fri, 02.10.2020 19:00 *MANTA RAYD: Phuttiphong AroonphengThailand 2018105 Min., OV with English subsOpening with Southern-Thai dishes and a talk with Koen de Rooijhttps://biturl.top/jMjaQb
un.thai.tled is a collective of Thai/diasporic creatives in Germany, which stands against misunderstanding, stereotypes and ignorance within the public discourses in the west and encourages socio-cultural exchanges. un.thai.tled gathers artists and creatives from Thailand or with Thai diasporic background and curates film and cultural programmes that critically untangle the stereotypes and support political engagements.Funded by Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken aus Mitteln der LEZ.
un.thai.tled collective together with Pimpaka Towira will be holding a filmworkshop for young BIPOCs and parallel to the un.thai.tled FILM FESTIVAL, supported by Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung, Purin Pictures and Goethe-Institut Thailand.https://bi-bak.de/en/bi-bakwerk/-/ab-und-zu-gehoerigkeitsangelegenheiten
Rosalia Namsai Engchuan is a social anthropologist, filmmaker and curator working with audiovisual media creators in Southeast Asia. Currently, she is being promoted at Max Planck Institut for Social Anthropology with a dissertation on cinematic practices as collective worldmaking. In her video works, she sees film as a method to uncover and overcome invisible structures. Her works have been exhibited in many international film festivals.
Sarnt Utamachote was born in Bangkok in 1992 and has lived in Berlin since 2015. As a filmmaker, he attempts to deconstruct the stereotypes of social issues and search for the humans behind the surface. He works as a screenwriter, director and editor of many short films and music videos, as well as working in the field of audiovisual media. On top of this, he also curates exhibitions and many events.
More information about the Program:https://bi-bak.de/bi-bakino/un-thai-tled-film-festival-berlin-2020
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