Documentary Film Night: "I Am Not Your Negro"
(Oscar-Nominated for Best 2016 Documentary)
7pm, Monday November 27, 2017
"I Am Not Your Negro" is a thrilling introduction to the work of James Baldwin, a remedial course in American history, and an advanced seminar in racial politics -- a concise, roughly 90-minute movie with the scope and impact of a 10-hour mini-series or a literary doorstop. It is not an easy or a consoling movie, but it is the opposite of bitter or despairing.
Thailand: Shifting Ground Between the US and a Rising China
7pm, Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Particularly since the 2014 coup, claims have been made regarding a loss of American interest and influence in Thailand, and a related rise in that of the Chinese. In a project begun before the coup, a new book delves deeply into this question and provides a comprehensive response.
The Night Shift - Documenting Duterte's War on Drugs in the Philippines
Friday, 1 December 2017, 7pm
Presenting: Rica Concepcion, Kimberly Dela Cruz, Patricia Evangelista, Carlo Gabuco, Raffy Lerma, Basilio Sepe.
At the time of his election last year, President Rodrigo Duterte promised an end to the scourge of illegal drugs. "Forget the laws on human rights," he said at his final rally. "If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor [of Davao].
CEO Dr Seth Berkley from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to speak at FCCT
2pm - 4pm, Friday December 1, 2017
One of the world's leading global health experts, Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will speak at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 2pm.
Half of all ASEAN countries receive support from Gavi which has committed over US$2.5 billion to the Asia-Pacific region over the past 15 years.
Documentary Film Night: "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media"
7pm, Monday December 4, 2017
This film showcases Noam Chomsky, one of America's leading linguists and political dissidents. It also illustrates his message of how government and big media businesses cooperate to produce an effective propaganda machine in order to manipulate the opinions of their populations.
Who Killed Jim Thompson the Thai Silk King?
7pm, Wednesday, 6 December 2017
On 26 March 1967, Jim Thompson vanished in Malaysia's Cameron Highlands during a trip with friends from Thailand and Singapore. Despite a massive manhunt, no trace was ever found of him. There has been no end of theories about what happened.
International Anti-Corruption Day 2017: Celebrating women fighting corruption in South and Southeast Asia
6 pm, Friday December 8, 2017
Summary: International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated each year to raise awareness about corruption and ways to fight it. This year, UNDP-UNODC would like to highlight how the fight against corruption is championed by many women, despite the common portrayal of women as being more adversely affected by it. Thus, the panel will feature remarkable women combating corruption across Asia.
Cambodia - Goodbye to Democracy and All That
7pm, Wednesday, 13 December 2017
The Cambodia National Rescue Party, which had been giving the ruling Cambodian People's Party an increasingly hard time in local and national polls on recent outings, is now itself in desperate need of rescue.
With its leader Kem Sokha languishing in jail for alleged treason, the Supreme Court last week ordered the party's dissolution.
7pm, Thursday January 18, 2018
FCCTs next Monthly Pub Quiz night: no entry fee and teams from 4-6 players welcome. Don't have a team? No problem, as we will always have a hodgepodge table for you to join.