SEA Junction June 2019 Agenda

Dear Partners and Friends of SEA Junction, In May we successfully held the second event of the regular series “Wielding the funding strings of civil society in Southeast Asia” with OSF and we will continue to explore the issue of home-grown philanthropy also this month with the series’ third event. June is further dedicated to…

Capital of Mae La : ในโลกที่รัฐชาติไม่ให้สิทธิผู้ลี้ภัยเป็นพลเมือง

Capital of Mae La คือสารคดีเกี่ยวกับค่ายผู้อพยพ ‘แม่หละ’ ค่ายผู้ลี้ภัยขนาดใหญ่สุด ในจำนวนค่ายผู้ลี้ภัย 9 แห่ง ตามแนวเขตแดนไทย-พม่า เป็นที่อยู่อาศัยของผู้ลี้ภัยเกิน 40,000 คน เป็นสารคดีที่ใช้เวลาถ่ายทำ 4 ปี ตลอดการทำวิทยานิพนธ์ดุษฎีบัณฑิตของผู้กำกับ ฟุตเทจจำนวนหลายพันชั่วโมงถูกคัดออกมาให้เหลือเพียงแค่ครึ่งชั่วโมงกว่า

SEA Junction May 2019 Agenda

Dear Partners and Friends of SEA Junction, After the Water Festival and the New Year’s celebrations in Thailand and mainland Southeast Asia, we continue our program with renewed spirit. This month activities include new events from the regular series ” Uprooted and Displaced in Southeast Asia” in collaboration with the TIFA Foundation and the “Wielding…

SEA Junction March 2019 Agenda

This month is dedicated to refugees in the region with an art exhibition of bodymap paintings by urban refugees in Bangkok, a panel on refugees’ mental health and possible interventions, and a special offer of refugee art for sale at our monthly Southeast Asia mini book and craft fair

The Unspoken Challenges of ASEAN

According to the alphabetic rules set for the annual rotation of the Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN), Thailand will be stewarding the grouping through 2019 in between Singapore and Vietnam. One year is short for any country to leave a mark and produce significant impacts, especially when the institution in question is a regional body known to many as slow in taking action.

Excluded in Indonesia, Feeling at Home in Paris

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people often experience discrimination in Indonesia. A certain degree of tolerance is there as long as they are ‘discreet’ and do not ‘come out’ or manifest themselves in public. They remain, however, an easy scapegoat for politicians in search of popular vote and ultraconservative religious groups, with few willing to defend them.