Family in the Bubble
7 pm, Thursday July 27, 2017
Director's statement and synopsis: "My parents were real estate dealers in Seoul in the 1980's. Thanks to the property market boom, they were able to realize the 'middle class dream', But after the Asian financial crisis, everything vanished into thin air and my family lost everything.
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Documentary Film Night: Resilience
7pm, Monday July 31, 2017
Synopsis: "The child may not remember, but the body remembers." Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death.
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Shifting sands: press freedom in Southeast Asia
from 7pm, Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Each year Reporters Without Borders in Paris puts out its World Press Freedom Index ranking 180 countries. Norway came top this year while North Korea beat out Eritrea for the bottom slot. The ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are clustered tidily in the bottom third, from Indonesia at 124 to Vietnam at 175. The table has some interesting quirks.
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Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor
7pm, Wednesday 09 August, 2017
The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), a landmark project of the Thai government, is intended as a special investment zone covering three eastern provinces (Chonburi, Rayong and Chachoengsao) and aiming to develop industries promoted as clusters by the government, from smart electronics to biotechnology and from robotics to aviation.
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The Rainbow over the River Kwai
7 pm, Tuesday 29 August, 2017
During W W II the Japanese Imperial Army planned to construct a railway between Thailand and Burma to supply weapons and materials for the invasion of India, as a part of "the Imphal Operation." The British soundly defeated the Japanese at Imhal in 1944. www.historylearningsite.co.
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