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    What’s trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 17/02/2018

    » 1. This Sunday, the Documentary Club welcomes you to a special screening of the Thai film Railway Sleepers (2016). Directed by independent filmmaker Sompot Chidgasornpongse, the film is an intimate look at the lives of train commuters in Thailand, made from footage collected over the course of eight years by Sompot himself. The screening begins at 5.15pm, with tickets costing 100 baht per seat. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the director. The Doc Club Theater is at Charoen Krung 30.

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    The journey of parenthood

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 04/12/2015

    » Released just in time for Father's Day here in Thailand, Baby Steps is the directorial debut of Barney Cheng, the Taiwanese-American actor who once starred in Woody Allen's 2002 film Hollywood Ending, and is also produced by Hsu-Li Kong, the Oscar award-winning producer from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. The film received the Tribeca Film Institute All Access production grant in 2014, and was also further funded by the Taiwan Ministry of Culture as well as the City of Taipei.

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    And a child shall lead them

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 09/06/2017

    » In 1989, the world was sent reeling following the horrifying massacre at Tiananmen Square, when the Communist regime of the People's Republic of China (as ironic today as it was all those years ago) ruthlessly mowed down hundreds of unarmed pro-democracy protesters. The massacre sent a stern message to the people of China as well as the entire world from the regime: the Communist Party will not be swayed by dissension of any kind, and will eliminate those standing in its way.

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    Finding space in the Spider-Man universe

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 07/07/2017

    » From quizzes and club activities to agonising over an uninterested crush, the high-school experience is fraught with peril for the average teenager. When said teenager has superpowers, and desperately wants to impress Ironman so he can join the Avengers, things can get even trickier, as Peter Parker (Tom Holland) finds out in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the webslinger's solo-debut feature under Marvel's cinematic universe. Trading in the usual cataclysmic conflicts of Marvel's earlier films for a more personal story of responsibility (a Spider-Man staple) and maturity, Homecoming manages to feel like a fresh take on the (arguably) tired Marvel formula, being the best Spider-Man film since 2004's Spider-Man 2.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/01/2017

    » 1. It is an unfortunate fact that in the real world it is often the good guys are at a disadvantage. To commemorate and honour the humanitarians and environmentalists who gave up their lives protecting the rights and environment of their local communities, the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center (BACC) will host the For Those Who Die Trying exhibition, featuring photographs showcasing 59 human rights and environment activists who have been murdered or abducted over the last 12 years. The exhibition will begin on Jan 31 and will continue until Feb 5. On opening day at 10am, a documentary about the photographs made by human rights activist Luke Duggleby will be screened and the 90s String Quartet will perform.

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    Royal respects

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 03/10/2017

    » Over the weekend, the lines of black-clad citizens stretched for several kilometres. On the one side, mourners queued up from the entrance of the Grand Palace, went round Sanam Luang and further down Ratchadamnoen Klang, past Democracy Monument with the line ending around Wat Ratchanadda near Pan Fah Bridge. On the other side, the queue went towards Ror Dor Junction. The waiting time was as long as 10 hours.

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    Anorexia laid bare

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 03/08/2017

    » At times, To The Bone -- Netflix's new original film -- is one of those films that is insightful to the point of being uncomfortable. Centred on a young woman's battle with anorexia, the film occasionally presents a refreshingly honest and realistic take on mental health, offering surprisingly poignant moments that should speak to anyone who has experienced the trials of mental illness in themselves or those they care about. On the other hand, the film is also incredibly uneven, filled with underdeveloped characters and an unfocused plot. The result is a film that isn't so much enjoyable as it is occasionally interesting, though it does require a fair amount of understanding and acceptance when it comes to the irrationality of mental illness.

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    The boon of sourcing the crowd

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 02/06/2017

    » Internet users have most likely heard of crowdfunding, the concept of acquiring funding for projects from voluntary public contributions, usually online. But while most crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, etc) are usually focused on the funding of cool ideas or products, Weeboon -- a new Thailand-based platform -- is currently leveraging the power of social media and online crowdfunding towards charitable causes, allowing NGOs, companies and members of the public to receive the funds for pursuing their causes.

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    Find, locate and track

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 22/08/2016

    » Recently, I received a text message from my aunt in my family's Line group, warning everyone against playing <i>Pokemon Go</i>.

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    Keeping up with the jonesin'

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 31/05/2016

    » As we progress into an increasingly digitised world, online resources like social media and games will only become more prominent and accessible, as the cost of entry for these platforms continues to drop. Today, the sight of even a toddler poking and swiping away at an iPad has become commonplace, as technology continues to penetrate many aspects of life at all stages.

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