"Stories Unfolded" is a photography and short documentary project created by Canadian photographer SRG in collaboration with the Cross Cultural Foundation ("CrCF"). It focuses on the lives of women from Thailand's deep south, and seeks to give these women a platform for their voices to be heard.
"Mother of the deep south: Lawiyah" is a short documentary that shows the everyday life of Lawiyah a mother of two sons that have been arrested, one of which is still in custody.
On November 7th, 2017, Lawiyah's sons were arrested in their dormitory when they were found to have a mobile phone that authorities allege contains evidence that the boys are aiding nationalist insurgent groups. One of her sons, Anas, was released from jail after being held for seven days, however, Mulid is still imprisoned and has been charged with aiding terrorists.
"A part of me and my family is missing. One of my children is not with us, and we are used to seeing him every day. I can't tell you how this feels. I miss him."
"Mother of the deep south: Lawiyah" is the first instalment in the four part "Stories Unfolded" series on the lives of women in Thailand's deep south. In addition to this film, there is also a photography exhibit at the Woof Pack Space that is being presented in honor of International Women's Day.
The film is in the Malay-Patani dialact, and has Thai and English Subtitles.
After the film there will be a panel that discusses the issues surrounding the ongoing conflict, which will feature Dr. Gothom Arya of the Human rights and Peace Center at Mahidol University, among others.
The CrCF is a local non-profit organization that is based in Bangkok. It has been providing continuous legal assistance and support to the victims of the ongoing conflict in Thailand's deep south for the past 13 years.
Dinner food service will be available.
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