After a campaign by the film community protesting against the arbitrary censorship of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Syndromes and a Century, a rating system was introduced to Thai cinemas for the first time in 2008. But that long-overdue change didn’t save Thai films from being censored, largely for political reasons.
Matthew Hunt is the author of the book Thai Cinema Uncensored which includes interviews with ten directors whose films have been cut or banned. In this online lecture, he will present an overview of the history of film censorship in Thailand, examine the consequences of the rating system, and show how filmmakers are finding ways to comment on Thailand’s volatile contemporary politics.
This online lecture has been arranged by the Center of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and will be held on March 19 at Noon.
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Meeting ID: 979 8213 2663
Online lecture followed by Q&A