Documentary Film Night: "Kedi"
(Tracking the Street Cats of Istanbul, "Kedi" Reveals a City's Humanity)
7pm, Monday January 22, 2018
"Is this delightful and visually splendid film a documentary about Istanbul with cats, or a documentary about cats that happens to be set in Istanbul? There's no need to make the distinction. In all great cities, the magnificent intersects with the mundane--that's what makes them vital--and director Ceyda Torun captures that idea in a movie that breezes along like a silky purr.
Thailand: An economy on the path of globalization
7pm, Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Thailand's economic development has come a long way in the last 160 years since the signing of the Bowring Treaty with Britain in 1855. That historic agreement opened the country to international trade and modernization stemming from the West's industrial revolution. The severe floods of 2011 were an indicator of Thailand's globalized economy.
New Members' Night
7pm, Friday January 26, 2018
Specifically for new members who have joined since August 2017, but also for "old" members who may have missed this well-attended event in the past.
This is your chance to meet other current members and FCCT board members, including the president.
We Were Kings
7pm, Wednesday, 31 January 2018
In 1885, a small British expeditionary force invaded Upper Burma and deposed King Thibaw. He was the last king of the Konbaung dynasty and the last ruling Burmese monarch in a history dating back thousands of years.
Crisis in the Media - What Ails Thailand's Fourth Estate?
7pm, Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Details to be announced.
The Lisu: Far from the Ruler
7pm, Wednesday February 14, 2018
'Lisu: Far from the Ruler' is the first book about the small ethnic group living primarily in mountainous regions of southwest China, Myanmar, and northern Thailand. The author, historian and journalist Michele Zack, started working on the Lisu in the 1990s. Her book documents the effects of 30 years of globalization on this one small ethnic group.
FCCT Documentary Series
The FCCT presents outstanding documentary films every Monday night at 7:00 PM (except holidays), followed by a discussion, or in some cases a Q&A with the director via Skype. Many of these films have won international documentary film awards. The subjects of these documentaries cover a wide range as the films are for the general public.
Italian Writers in Bangkok
6pm, Tuesday March 20, 2018 and 6pm Thursday May 31, 2018
Since 2012, a dozen of Italian Writers in Bangkok have published twenty new books, mostly in Italian and English language, both in print and e-book format. They range from non-fiction to science fiction, from novels and thrillers to history, academic literature and travel stories.
Books will be available and will be signed by their authors.