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    Sex as violence

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 17/03/2017

    » The raw urgency of award-winning Indian-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta's film Anatomy Of Violence, which examines the 2012 shocking assault and rape of medical student Jyoti Singh by six men aboard a moving bus in New Delhi, drives home the need to address gender inequality at the root.

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    Violence on the water

    Life, Published on 09/02/2017

    » It's 8pm and the buildings along the banks of the Chao Phraya are brightly lit. The engine grumbles, the smell of petrol coats the air and The Ferry Gallery departs from Jam Factory Pier.

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    For violence fans

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 22/02/2016

    » It was one thing for Special Air Service soldier Andy McNab to win a medal for bravery during the Gulf War, quite another for him to turn thriller author and create a Joe Combat literary hero who can't resist participating in every global conflict.

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    A tale of two generations bonding over a video game

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 27/09/2019

    » Video games are often painted as the villain, the source of violence, the time-thief that steals days and nights from its players. But in Brave Father Online: Our Story Of Final Fantasy XIV, video games are the hero -- a platform where bonds are forged and a family reconnected.

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    Staying afloat on a sea of despair

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/12/2019

    » Chakra (Sarm Heng) is a Cambodian peasant boy who wants to escape a rural existence that offers him no future. "How's Thailand?" he asks a friend who returns from working at a construction site in Bangkok. "If you work hard, there's no problem," his friend assures him. Through trafficking agents, Chakra is smuggled across the border, but instead of being sent to a factory or a construction site, the boy is thrown onto a fishing trawler and forced to work without pay in conditions resembling a floating prison.

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    Be my guest

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/12/2019

    » Some arrived by boat, others by air. Some came when the British still ruled their homeland, others were driven by the bloodshed of The Partition. Some came with numerous gods, others with the one and only Allah. Some came from near Bombay, others from in and around Madras. Some came with the intention of returning, others arrived knowing that there was no going back.

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    View from the Far South

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 06/12/2019

    » Young men lie face-down on the floor, their hands tied at the back. Uniformed officers punch and kick them. "Squeeze in!" they shout at the men on the ground. More kicks, more punches.

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    Beats brings hip-hop with a positive message

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 28/06/2019

    » To some people, hip-hop gives the impression of an outcast music genre that has been tarnished with a reputation for gangsters, guns, sex, drugs and violence. But for those who can really feel the music, hip-hop runs much deeper than those surface-level lyrics, and isn't any different than other types of music that gives people true inspiration and hope in their lives.

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    Of madness and joy

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 25/11/2019

    » We review two original works -- a Thai-language political satire and an English-language musical -- with LGBTQ central characters.

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