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October 2018

Screening Documentary “The Staging Post”

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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On 24 October at 6.30PM, SEA Junction will screen THE STAGING POST, a real-time, real-life multi-platform documentary released in June 2017. Filmed by 17 year-old refugee Khadim Dai and directed and produced by Australian filmmaker Jolyon Hoff, the film follows Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar, Khadim and Tahira. Stranded in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats' and facing many years in limbo, they built a community and started the Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre. This refugee-run school has been operating over four year…

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Public Talk “Decriminalization of Drugs: Utopia or Reality in Southeast Asia” by Palani Narayanan

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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In a roundup of state executions in 2017, Amnesty International expressed concern for the high level of mandatory death sentences and the use of the death penalty for drug-related offenses in Southeast Asia. Executions continue to be carried out in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Singapore and extrajudicial killings are staggering in the Philippines. If in 2002, Thailand’s harsh crackdown on drugs  led to 2,700 deaths, today the Philippines is being brought to the International Criminal Court for the ten-times higher figure…

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Public Lecture “The New Soundscape of Southeast Asia” by Lawan Jirasuradej

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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Writer and film maker Lawan Jirasuradej will give a public lecture at SEA Junction on 27 October 2018 at 5PM focusing on contemporary sounds of traditional music in Southeast Asia. Her talk is based on her research and writing for the recently published book New Voices in Southeast Asia (2018, Sugree Charoensook, ed.). The book, in Thai, explores music scenes in Thailand and neighboring countries, namely Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam, as a preparatory step leading to the establishment…

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November 2018

Screening Film “Lima” (Five)

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
SEA Junction, Room 408, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd, Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330 Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
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“Lima” (“Five”) is an innovative Indonesian film that has been released on 31 May 2018 to reflect on Pancasila (national ideology) Day. Differently from other films on the same topic, Lima refrains from being propagandistic and instead probes the depth of the five principles of Pancasila, questioning what it really means to be a tolerant, pluralist, just, consultative and inclusive society. The plot of the movie centers on three siblings who struggle to cope with the death of their mother…

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