CLUB NEWS
Clubhouse Closure May 1st
The FCCT clubhouse is closed on May 1st for Labor Day.
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FCCT EVENTS
The FCCT prides itself for being one of Thailand's most respected venues for holding open debates about current events. We usually hold panel discussions on Wednesday nights at 7pm. The entry fee for non-members is 450 baht.

Fiction Film: Dark Fortune, including discussion with Director (Eng subtitles only, no Thai subtitles)
7pm, 24 April, 2017


We are deviating from our documentaries for this screening because the director is in town and will be joining us for the screening!

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Preservation and revitalization of local languages in Thailand
7pm, Wednesday 26 April 2017
Beside the Central Thai language, the only official language in Thailand, the kingdom has a remarkable linguistic diversity due to its location at the heart of Southeast Asia: there are around 70 different local or vernacular languages spoken in Thailand, regrouped in five main linguistic families. About 14 of these languages - for instance Nyah Kur in lower northern region, Mlabri in the north and Kuay along the Cambodian border - are on the brink of extinction, as, in parallel with the imposition of Central Thai as the main communication language through the education system since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been few efforts to preserve local, vernacular languages.
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Documentary Film Night: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
7pm Tuesday May 02, 2017


Synopsis: Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney profiles in his new film eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion.

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Memories of 1932 - the mystery of Thailand's missing plaque
7pm, Wednesday 03 May, 2017
Panel Discussion

When future historians come to evaluate the significance of the removal in early April of a brass plaque commemorating the overthrow of 'absolute' monarchy in Siam in 1932, it may very well still remain a whodunit. Thailand, after all, already has more than its fair share of such mysteries.

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Documentary night with discussion and snacks: Fillet of Fish
7pm, Thursday May 04, 2017


Everybody agrees that fish is healthy. In 40 years, its global consumption has doubled. Each year, the market needs to find more fish and new ways of production. Where does the fish of our daily sushi come from? How is it fed? In which water does it live? A dramatic investigation about healthy food...or maybe not? Just what exactly is inside - the Fillet of Farmed Fish!

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Documentary film night with food and wine: "L'esercito piu' piccolo del mondo" ("The World's Smallest Army")
6:30pm, Monday 08 May, 2017
A film concerning the Swiss Guards during the papacy of Pope Francis by Gianfranco Pannone http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4898802/
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Documentary Film Night: CITIZENFOUR
7pm Monday May 15, 2017


Synopsis: CITIZENFOUR is a real-life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasion of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).

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Bangkok's Streetfood Future
7pm, Wednesday 17th May 2017
An apparently misreported comment from a Bangkok city government official set off a storm of protest recently, when he was quote as saying all street food would be banned in the capital. The government has rushed to reassure roadside gourmands that this is not true - Bangkok is in fact planning an international street food festival. But street food vendors have been moved from some city centre areas, and the authorities say they will enforce stricter hygiene, and try to clear pavements where they are blocked, leaving lingering anxiety over the future of the quintessentially Bangkok cuisine.
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Quiz Night
6.30pm Thursday May 18 2017


Our monthly Quiz Night resumes.

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NON-FCCT EVENTS
The FCCT clubhouse is a popular venue for third party events - press conferences, book launches, networking lunches etc. If you are interested in hiring the room for all or part of a day, please contact the manager on 02-652-0580 or E-mail: info@fccthai.com

Civil Society Under Threat in Cambodia: One Year in Prison for ADHOC 5
10:30 am to 12 noon, Friday, April 28, 2017
Press Conference on Crack-down on Human Rights in Cambodia

Marking One Year of Detention for the ADHOC 5, Representatives of ADHOC, and regional and international NGOs, demand the immediate release of the ADHOC 5 and respect for human rights in Cambodia.

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Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) Thailand presents COMMEMORATION OF THE PALESTINIAN NAKBA
7pm, Thursday May 11, 2017
Documentary film, Guest speakers, Q&A

The Day Israel Attacked America

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YOUTUBE CHANNEL
We record most of our events and put it up on Youtube two weeks after the event. If you would like to purchase a DVD of the event, please contact our office at info@fccthai.com.

EXHIBITIONS
We provide grants of 15,000 baht every two months to documentary photographers and photojournalists to go towards printing for the FCCT exhibition. We give priority to photographers who live and work in Asia and Asia-focused topics that are under-covered. To apply for these grants please send a 150 word summary of the project, a short bio of the photographer and a dropbox of at least 15 selects from the project with captions to info@fccthai.com.

In the Gallery this month: ENDURANCE

On April 25th, 2015, an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude shook Nepal. Almost 9,000 people died, more than 22,000 people suffered injuries and more than half a million houses were destroyed. For months aftershocks rocked the country. People occupied the streets and open spaces in fear. Chaos dominated daily life.

"Endurance" is a book about the lesson of life that the people of Nepal have given after being hit by one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded and the worst to hit Nepal since 1934." Nepal vanished little by little from the news while the Nepali people continued their struggle, fighting as they did from day one, to help each other and rebuild out of the devastation. "Endurance" tells their story.

About the artist:

Omar Havana was born in Spain in 1975. He is an award-winning photojournalist living in Asia since 2008. He moved to Nepal in October 2014 where he had been covering a wide spectrum of stories, mostly focused on the human dramas, achievements and fight to improve the situation of the country.

For media inquires regarding this event, contact omarhavana@omarhavana.com.
QUIZ NIGHTS
The FCCT, 'Battle of the Bureaus' pub quiz happens every third Thursday of the month (unless announced otherwise). Test your mettle against the best of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand. Prizes include bottles of wine.

RESTAURANT
Our restaurant offers both Thai and Western fare created by Chef Moo. We have weekly food and drinks specials highlighting Thailand's freshest ingredients from the market that week.

From our Western Menu

Salmon Fettucine
Fettuccine with a creamy smoked salmon sauce
Hamburger
Grilled beef patty with lettuce, tomato and onion on a bun, and chunky fries
Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken breast on a bed of lettuce, onions and tomatoes


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