Thailand. 2017. Thai
“The southern border of Thailand is dangerous, scary, you shouldn’t live there, it’s full of violence.” That how it’s mostly presented in the media. But what is the Southern border really like? This documentary will take you to another perspective through the eyes of a female-female couple.
Bio: Thunska Pansittivorakul
Thunska Pansittivorakul was born in Bangkok. He graduated from Chulalongkorn University. He won the Grand Prize at the 4th Taiwan International Documentary Festival in 2004 for his documentary feature ‘Happy Berry’. His ‘Hearthbreak Pavilion’ project won the grand prize from Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP) at the 10th Pusan International Film Festival in 2005. In 2007 he received the Silpatorn Award from the Thai Ministry of Culture’s Office of Contemporary Arts.
Since early 2009, Thunska has been working with Jürgen Brüning, a German producer. Together they produced ‘The Terrorists’ (2011) which had its world premiere at the 61st Berlinale, and ‘Supernatural’ (2014) which had its world premiere at the 43rd International Film Festival Rotterdam. In 2012, Pansittivorakul founded Sleep of Reason Films to make personal films which often involve attacking human rights violations and Thai propaganda.