Santikhiri Sonata

Santikhiri Sonata · Santikhiri Sonata

Thunska Pansittivorakul

2019, TH, GE, 75', M12

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11 Jul 2020 · Passos Manuel · 19H00

Winner of the City of Lisbon Award for best International Competition film

This film was shot in a zone called Santikhiri, that means "the hill of peace". After General Prem's government came to power in the 80s, everything – drugs, communism, corruption, human trafficking, and stateless persons in this area was entirely suppressed to foster order and peace. "Forty years ago, when I was a kid, the TV was filled with propaganda, instilling in people's minds that the military government protected the country from different threats. The unwavering illusion and pride in the country's status of never having been colonized have successfully shaped our blind nationalism". (Thunska Pansittivorakul)