Film screening and DVD launch

In conjunction with the International Human Rights Day, the Move Media Communications (MMC) would like to invite you to join the inauguration of the DVD of the first human rights film festival in Thailand (www.mmrf-asia.org).

Parinya Boonridrerthaikul, Director of Amnesty International (Thailand) will inaugurate the DVD, which will be followed by a screening of ‘Strange Birds in Paradise’ a documentary about West Papua. The post-screening discussion will feature the following panelists: Phil Robertson, Deputy Director, Asia Division of Human Rights Watch; and Wensislaus Fatubun, a West Papuan Human Rights activist.

The story of the documentary is in the form of an expedition of imagination and discovery in the hidden Indonesian province of West Papua. The film exposes the sad history and desperate hopes of Jacob and Donny who escaped oppression and exile, listen to the defiant songs of murdered musician and independence hero Arnold Ap, and follow Charlie when he confronts the basic question: How can two vibrant cultures, Melanesian and Javanese, be at war and why the rest of the world doesn’t care? The film is about the search for answers through the archival footage of recent Indonesian history. Written and directed by Charlie Hill-Smith and produced by Jamie Nicolai with co-producer John Cherry the film depicts local political resistance.

Venue: FCCT, the Penthouse, Maneeya Center 518/5 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 (BTS Chidlom)

Date and Time; Thursday, 9 December 2010 at 7pm.

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