Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2011 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
|Project||Where Your Boundaries Are|
In April 2011, a small documentary production team went to Sisaket province, which borders Oddar Meancheay and Preah Vihear of Cambodia, to film their latest project. Aod, the main character, was born in Sisaket. He used to be a soldier in the southern region and was also sent off to disperse the red shirt mob in Bangkok. Aod can speak Khmer and crosses the border to Cambodia from time to time in order to meet his Cambodian girlfriend, but since the border dispute he now has problems in reaching her. The film crew travelled to Khantaralak District, where the Preah Vihear conflict took place, and saw things that most Thai people could not, but their journey was not yet over. They planned to visit the border again, but this time, from the Cambodian side...
One verse in the Thai national anthem goes: "Thais are peace-loving, but no cowards at war". It is believed by many people, including by myself in the past, that we are a peaceful country, whose people lead a humble life. However, as I have got older, I have grown to doubt it. Many things happened in my country. The unrest in the south, the coup d'état, the yellow shirts, the red shirts and the Thai-Cambodia border dispute. In 2011, the border, which hundreds of years ago didn’t even exist, became a battlefield. Peaceful villages were torn apart by a conflict caused by those who lived in the capital hundreds of kilometers away. That was when I decided to make this documentary, with which I hope at least to make people see the other side of what happened.