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Sinema Transtopia | un.thai.tled Film Festival Berlin 2020

Sinema Transtopia | un.thai.tled Film Festival Berlin 2020

September 23, 2020 19:30 - October 2, 2020 23:30

Contact Data

Venue
Address
Otto-Braun-Strasse 70-72
10178 Berlin
Germany

Description

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.

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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 19:30
Screening starts at 20:00
(Except few events which start at 19:00 * please read the program details)

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Program

Wed, 23.09.2020 19:00 *
KRABI 2562 + ROOM WITH A COCONUT VIEW
D: Anocha Suwichakornpong, Ben Rivers and Tulapop Saenjaroen
94 Min. & 28 Min., OV with English subs
Opening with Thai dishes and talk between Sarnt Utamachote and Rosalia Namsai Engchuan
https://biturl.top/qEZjI3

Thu, 24.09.2020 20:00
KARAOKE GIRL + WESTWÄRTS: SÜDOSTASIATINNEN IN DER BRD
D: Visra Vichit-Vadakan and Foundation for Women
77 Min. & 50 Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Ban-Ying e.V.
https://biturl.top/qUNZf2

Fri, 25.09.2020 20:00
THE ISLAND FUNERAL
D: Pimpaka Towira Thailand 2015
105 Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Pimpaka Towira and Benjamaporn Rattaraungdetch
https://biturl.top/3E3uUf

Sat, 26.09.2020 20:00
RAILWAY SLEEPERS
D: Sompot Chidgasornpongse Thailand 2017
102 Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Nut Srisuwan
https://biturl.top/rIfYnq

Sun, 27.09.2020 20:00
SHORT FILM PROGRAMME: DEEP SOUTH YOUNG FILMMAKERS
OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Pimpaka Towira
https://biturl.top/7B7Bvq

Wed, 30.09.2020 20:00
SHORT FILM PROGRAMME: JOURNEYS OF URBAN GHOSTS
OV with English subs
Opening with the performance "Oh Missing Moon" by Theerawat Klangjareonchai, Kantatach Kijtikhun, Raksa Seelapan
https://biturl.top/Bj2Mry

Thu, 01.10.2020 20:00
SOIL WITHOUT LAND + COMPLICATED HAPPINESS
80 Min. & 30 Min.,
D: Rosalia Namsai Engchuan and Nonthawat Numbenchapol
OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Nonthawat Numbenchapol
https://biturl.top/vQnYvq

Fri, 02.10.2020 19:00 *
MANTA RAY
D: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Thailand 2018
105 Min., OV with English subs
Opening with Southern-Thai dishes and a talk with Koen de Rooij
https://biturl.top/jMjaQb

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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.

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More information about the Program:
https://bi-bak.de/bi-bakino/un-thai-tled-film-festival-berlin-2020

Event Times

When
Event: September 23, 2020 19:30 - October 2, 2020 23:30

Fees & Opening Hours

Monday -Tuesday
closed
Wednesday -Sunday
19:30 - 23:30

Organizer

Organizing Person

Additional Info

Additional Info
Hosted by un.thai.tled and bi'bak

Categories

Creative Sector
Film & Broadcast
Tags
Culture, FESTIVAL, FILM, Thai art, Thailand
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