Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2012 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
|Project||AM/FM And Made For Music|
Peeking out from behind Thailand’s increasingly dominant pop scene lies a world of music that is largely forgotten or undiscovered. Over the period of a day, AM/FM And Made For Music follows some of the musicians and music-makers from Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, and from the Isan area in the north-east of the country. Their sounds are inspired by very different environments; the loud polluted and bustling city, and the arid fields and rice fields of Isan. What these musicians have in common is their resolve to stick to their identity, offering a purity of sound that deserves a wider audience. More than anything though this film is a celebration of music, and those people that dedicate their lives to music in some way. Music restores us, reminds us who we are, reveals our identity.
Thailand's musical history is only available in a dull 'text book' format that is often idealized and nationalistic and mostly describes what is and is not "authentic" Thai music. In making this movie we were determined to break away from this centralized cultural vision, and we broadened out from focusing on just traditional Thai music towards all Thai musicians who are happy in their own niche, but who perhaps fall outside the mainstream. In doing so we found that musicians from across the social spectrum were silently fighting for their own artistic identity; and we also discovered a parallel world of friendship and inspiration, as well as cherished memories of people who have let music come into their lives.