Dear Partners and Friends of SEA Junction,

Re-energized by the joyous celebration of our 2nd Anniversary and the constructive 2nd Annual Partner Meeting on 25 June, we look forward to a full and varied program this July.

Activities range from a panel discussion on street food in Bangkok and the discussion of a recent book on Burma, to a photo exhibition on Khlong Toey, the screening of a short documentary on social protection and health insurance in Thailand, and the world premier of an innovative Indonesian movie addressing the challenges of pluralism and equity in modern day societies.

We hope our programs continue to interest you and we look forward to continued interaction and support.

Best regards,
Lia Sciortino Sumaryono
Founder and Executive Director SEA Junction
President Foundation for Southeast Asia Studies

What if Street Food Disappears?
7 July at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

SEA Junction will launch a new series on street food and its many dimensions in Southeast Asia entitled “Beyond Food”. This first event will discuss the implications of an eventual disappearance of street food in Bangkok mainly from an economic perspective for both the sellers and the consumers.
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Photo Exhibition “Life Stories of Khlong Toey” by Yoonki Kim
10 – 22 July at 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Opening Exhibition 10 July at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The photo exhibition organized by SEA Junction in the first floor of BACC showcases the life stories of six residents of Khlong Toey as chronicled by Kim Yoonki over a period of 12 years. The exhibition will be opened at SEA Junction with a talk by Father Joe Maier, one of the founder of the Human Development Foundation/Mercy Center in Khlong Toey and by the photographer Yoonki Kim.
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Book Discussion “The Cell, Exile and the New Burma”
by Kyaw Zwa Moe
11 July 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

From behind the walls of Burma’s prison to the 1988 uprising and to border towns and communities of displaced ethnic groups. What does Burma’s past tell us about its future in its bumpy road of political transition? Reporting ASEAN in collaboration with SEA Junction will reflect on the above issues with a discussion of the recently published book “The Cell, Exile and the New Burma” The journalist Johanna Son will interview the author Kyaw Zwa Moe on the book contents and related topic before facilitating the public discussion.
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Premiere of Short Documentary
Living Beyond “30 Baht” and Panel Discussion
24 July at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The short documentary ต่อยอดชีวิตหลัง 30 บาท or Living Beyond “30 Baht” (in Thai with English subtitles) discloses the struggle and resilience of Thais who cope with illness, aging and disability with the support from the 30 Baht insurance and other schemes. Produced by a team composed by Jiruth Sriratanaban, Natalie Phaholyothin and Wirada Saelim with grant funding from the Equity Initiative the documentary and the related panel is meant to stimulate public discussion of UHC that goes beyond technocratic considerations and is informed by the experiences of those who most need it.
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World Premiere Film “Lima” (Five)
25 July at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“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 producer and director, Lola Amaria will attend the screening of the movie, which is being shown at the BACC Auditorium for the first time outside of Indonesia before touring to Europe.
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Southeast Asia Mini Book Fair
28 – 29 July at 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Once a month, SEA Junction holds a mini book fair focusing on Southeast Asia. Three kinds of books are displayed. New books given in consignment from recognized publishers with an interest in the countries of Southeast Asia. New and used books, Few literature and development-related works from outside the region that have been donated to SEA Junction for the purpose of the fair. All profit from the books in consignment as well as from the donated books will contribute to SEA Junction’s functioning and activities.
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About SEA Junction, OUR Venue on Southeast Asia 

SEA Junction aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its socio-cultural dimensions –from arts and lifestyles to economy and development. Conveniently located at Room 408 of the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre or BACC (across MBK, BTS National Stadium) SEA junction facilitates public access to knowledge resources and exchanges among students, practitioners and Southeast Asia lovers. For more information see and join the Facebook group