Tongpan

Isan Film Collective Thailand 62 Min PG13 (Some Mature Content)

A sombre look at the brief period of Thai democracy in the ’70s through the proposed construction of a dam in rural Isan.

Tongpan is a farmer with a wife and three children struggling to make ends meet. Having experienced his previous home being destroyed by a dam project, he is approached to participate in a seminar attended by local residents, government officials and students to discuss the proposed construction of the Pa Mong Dam in Isan, Thailand.

Timing & Venue

Price

27 November 2021,
Saturday, 1.30pm
National Museum Singapore

$15.00

Closed

All guests must present proof of vaccination (either via TraceTogether or HealthHub app) before entering the halls.

English Title

Tongpan

Original Title

ทองปาน

Country

Thailand

Year

1977

Runtime

62 Min

Rating

PG13 (Some Mature Content)

Language(s)

Thai

Subtitles

English

Credits

Isan Film Collective

The Isan Film Collective was formed in the mid-’70s by a group of Thai countercultural and student activists who promoted socialist ideals and supported the pro-democracy movement. One of its key members was Surachai JANTIMATHAWN, whose songs are featured in Tongpan and is considered the ‘father of folk rock’ in Thailand.

Cast & Crew

Cast

Ong-art MANEEWAN

Pomhom PILASOMBAT

Ruangyos CHANDRAKIRI

Screenwriter

Khamsing SRINAWK

Wittayakorn CHIENGKUL

Paijong LAISAKUL

Producer

Mike MORROW

Contact

Thai Film Archive (Public Organisation)

filmarchivethailand@fapot.org

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