BIFF 2020
Documentaire Extraordinaire
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Santikhiri Sonata

Tyskland / Thailand/ 2019/ 1 t. 15 min.
LANGUAGE:
thai
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Somchai Muso, Phasakorn Pemie, Kitjakarn Saedu, Saijeaw Somdee
DIRECTOR:
Thunska Pansittivorakul
WRITER:
Thunska Pansittivorakul
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Nattapong Phamon
PRODUCER:
Jürgen Brüning
TEMA:
LHBT
A genre-bending exploration of the dark side of Norway’s favourite holiday destination

Focusing on Santikhiri (“hill of peace”), an area in Thailand inhabited by many stateless people who originate from Myanmar, director Thunska Pansittivorakul delves into the authorities’ long history of hiding their crimes from their people. With a broad spectrum of filmatic tools at his disposal – including gay porn – Pansittivorakul dismantles the nationalistic propaganda, and examines how the country’s official history is a product of government indoctrination and the population’s quiet acquiescence.

Thunska Pansittivorakul

Thunska Pansittivorakul (Thailand) Selected filmography: NANG YAI NA BUDNEE (NANG YAI NOW) (2019), HOMOGENEOUS, EMPTY TIME (2017), SPACETIME (2015), REINCARNATE (2010), HAPPY BERRY (2004)