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    Inside lives of refugees

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 15/06/2016

    » The life of a refugee is strewn with hardships of epic proportions which few of us can wrap our minds around. One of the few opportunities outsiders get to comprehend the magnitude of their suffering, so as to emphasize with them and lend a helping hand, is through documentaries and movies which depict their life stories.

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    Doc lovers rejoice!

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 18/03/2016

    » It is high time for audiences who appreciate the rough-edged reality of documentary films. Of the five nominees of the Oscar for best documentary feature, three had a regular release in Bangkok cinemas (Amy, Cartel Land, The Look of Silence), something unthinkable a few years ago when no distributor wanted to risk showing non-fiction films in cinemas. Now there is almost always at least one documentary film at SF CentralWorld, with the initiation of the independent outfit Documentary Club (in the programme now is The Hunting Ground, about rape crimes in American universities).

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    Hollywood lends star power to climate crusade

    AFP, Published on 18/11/2015

    » LOS ANGELES - Climate change may be the challenge of our time, but when it comes to rallying the global public to the cause, a Hollywood star will always trump a treaty or summit.

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    HBO brings down curtain on TV phenom 'Game of Thrones'

    AFP, Published on 05/04/2019

    » NEW YORK - Who will win the battle for the Iron Throne? Millions will be perched on the edge of their own seats to find out as "Game of Thrones," set in a turbulent medieval fantasy world of dragons and sword fights, reveals its final political twists and action-packed turns.

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    Emma Thompson refuses to work with ex-Disney animation chief

    AFP, Published on 27/02/2019

    » LOS ANGELES: British actress Emma Thompson has quit an anticipated film produced by California's Skydance studios because it hired former Disney creative director John Lasseter, who is accused of sexual harassment, her publicist told AFP Tuesday.

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    Film shows 'fearless' pope taking on church

    AFP, Published on 14/05/2018

    » CANNES (FRANCE) - There is a killer moment in the new film "Pope Francis -- A Man of His Word" when you realise what he is up against.

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    The human condition, from a distance

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 21/12/2017

    » Ai Weiwei's Human Flow is a film that spans the latitudes of a mural painting, vast and long, covering one end of the Earth to the other, many times with a top-down view. This documentary about forcibly displaced people around the world -- from Syria and Iraq, from Eritrea to Mexico -- plays out in the broad scope of Refugee 101, and it works as a (very long) campaign presentation of United Nations High Commission of Human Rights (UNHCR).

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    'Dunkirk' conquers 'Emoji,' 'Atomic Blonde' at box office

    Associated Press, Published on 31/07/2017

    » LOS ANGELES -- “The Emoji Movie” survived negative reviews but couldn't conquer “Dunkirk”, which had enough fight left to conquer the box office for a second weekend in a row.

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    DiCaprio visits Indonesia to support environmentalists

    AFP, Published on 29/03/2016

    » JAKARTA - Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has visited the Indonesian jungle to help protect a biodiverse area from deforestation.

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    DiCaprio finally wins Oscar, 'Spotlight' grabs best film

    AFP, Published on 29/02/2016

    » HOLLYWOOD - Leonardo DiCaprio won his long-awaited first Oscar for revenge epic "The Revenant" but journalism drama "Spotlight" took best picture in a surprising end to Hollywood's glittering awards season.

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