Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 3–5p | Moore 258
Kitarajanipon: Meet the Film Directors
Kitarajanipon is one of the Thai films that will be screened at the 2015 Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF). Four songs from His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej’s (also known as King Rama IX) royal songbook inspired the four leading Thai directors to interpret their spirit and meaning into four short films in this anthology.
Come and meet the two directors, and the film executive producer who will present and discuss the films.
- Yongyut Thongkongtoon (Metrosexual, 4BIA [Phobia])
- Parkpoom Wongpoom (Shutter, 4BIA [Phobia])
The short film Falling Rain by Parkpoom Wongpoom will be screened in the event. Falling Rain is the story of Seub Nagasathien, former chief of Huay Kha Kaeng Wildlife Sanctuary and Thailand’s most famous conservationist. Seub spends the last four years of his life working to stop illegal logging and poaching in Thailand’s most fertile forest area. He stands up against politicians and dark influences that operate without regards to the sanctity of the law. And his fighting spirit won’t give in to the power of greed that’s destroying the land.
Sponsored by UHM Thai Studies Club; Thai Language Program, Department of Indo Pacific Languages; UHM Center for Southeast Asian Studies; and SINGHA Corporation, Thailand.
more info: Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong