Interesting documentry film event relative to Southeast Asia being shown in Chiang Ma

Discussion in 'Events' started by BignTall, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. BignTall

    BignTall Ol'Timer

    This event piqued my interest and I'm sure others in the area will find this interesting. One of the downsides of residing in Thailand full time is the lack of decent documentary films available for viewing. Here's a temporary cure enabling you to escape your girlfriend/wife/husband/boyfriend incessant viewing of the Thai soaps.

    Finally an interesting evening to compete with the bars and karaoke's.....or at least take up a couple hours before you head out to them. I'm posting this as I'm sure people in the Chiang Mai area will find the below films interesting and thought provoking as most of us have spent some time riding through these lands documented in the films and are somewhat aware of issues the films cover and may enjoy some further enlightenment combined with a social get together and meal.

    The owner of the establishment has caused some waves entering the Chiang Mai biker fray, but no matter what you think of his methodology, hats off to him for bringing some new ideas and decent viewing events to the area for people to enjoy and socialize together.


    EDITORIAL BRIEF: Two controversial films about the secret air war conducted by the United States of America in Laos from 1964-1973 will be shown in Chiang Mai April 6, 2011.
    Media Contact:

    For Immediate Release: March 16, 2011
    (Chiang Mai, Thailand): Two unique documentary films about the largely “secret” war in Laos, conducted by the United States of America from 1964-1973, will be aired for the general public April 6, 2011.
    The first film, BOMBIES, documents the secret United States of America air war in Laos and subsequent dropping of over 2 million tons of bombs, making the tiny country the most heavily bombed country in history. Millions of the “cluster bombs” did not explode when dropped, leaving the country massively contaminated with “bombies.” They are as dangerous now as when they fell 30 years ago.

    BOMBIES examines the problem of unexploded cluster bombs through the personal experiences of a group of Laotians and foreigners and argues for their elimination as a weapon of war. Unfortunately the cluster bombs are still a standard part of the United States of America’s ****nal and were dropped in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. More information about the documentary film can be found at:

    THE MOST SECRET PLACE ON EARTH documents the horrors suffered as a war machine, built in the shadow of a larger war, marches on and is sometimes beyond human comprehension. The “secret war” is, as the film’s title implies, an ancestor of today’s American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But far from being the mold from which contemporary wars were forged, the film depicts a war that is a nightmarish synthesis of total war and colonialism, a war in which two of the most deadly manifestations of twentieth century violence culminate. More about this documentary can be found at:

    The evening will be hosted by the Rider’s Corner Bar and Restaurant, 355 Moon Mueang Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand (**********************). A 200 THB buffet dinner will start the evening at 6:30 PM, followed by the film presentations at 7:30 PM. This is a “one-time” showing.
    RSVP or call 087 0481 787

    (Attachment: Lao child holding a live ‘bombie’)
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