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    Rhythms of Isan

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 06/10/2015

    » Thailand's northeastern musical instruments create a chorus of foot-stomping sounds that showcase the crux of the region's rich cultural and historical heritage. Isan music and its rapid-fire rhythmic vocals and funk-like beats have steadily gained the attention of Western producers, one of whom is British lyricist and executive producer, William Robinson.

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    Letters of reconciliation

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 26/05/2015

    » When a gay child has to deal with years of rejection at the hands of their own parents, writing a letter to them can help unleash years of pent-up hurt feelings that can hopefully eventually lead to some form of reconciliation.   

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    Rushdie's masterpiece makes a timely movie

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 24/01/2014

    » A web is woven around events of India's independence from Britain on Aug 14, 1947, in Midnight's Children. Based on the acclaimed novel by Salman Rushdie, its narration takes the common thread of historical facts and starts the tapestry of lives of that crucial period, where destinies are being intertwined and changed and the partition of the nation with its heartbreaking consequences are brought to the surface.

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    Paving paths, changing lives

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 11/10/2013

    » The Help is a 2011 American drama film about race and reconciliation based on the 2009 novel by Kathryn Stockett. This best-seller became an instant hit with book clubs, one reason being it was written by a woman, herself raised by nannies, and who happens to be white.

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    The adventures of David

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 09/08/2013

    » Based on a novel by Anne Holm, I Am David is a film which testifies to the resilience of the human spirit and captures the uncertainty of a 12-year-old thrown into world full of new adventures, some pleasant and some not so.

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    Hear my prayer

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 26/08/2013

    » Reading Robert Moynihan's Pray For Me, one can grasp that humility, genuineness and magnetism are the hallmarks of Pope Francis' character. You feel you're looking into the soul of the individual who has recently been elected the spiritual head of the Catholic Church, although you sense he personally had no such desire or ambition.

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    Reflecting the moments

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 31/07/2013

    » French photographer Manolo Chretien's work conjures within the human consciousness a sea of emotions that can make one's imagination to run wild.

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    Speaking from the heart

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 28/06/2013

    » Despite some over-the-top acting, mediocre music and logic flaws, Pakistani flick Bol, which means "speak" in Urdu, does an exceptional job addressing a host of thorny universal issues facing not just the Muslim world today but other conservative societies.

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    Sailing on a sea of emotions

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 31/05/2013

    » From the first frame, Barfi!, a melodramatic Indian romantic comedy, conjures up a sea of emotions that leaves viewers vulnerable to the director's vision of love. Packaging its profound sentimentality in a boxful of cheer gets the audience through a whirlwind of twists and turns, which go on to address the complexity of human emotions at their roots.

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    Soul Dancers

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 04/04/2013

    » Rekindling tales of Australia's rich indigenous history and culture through its distinctive merging of dance and music, the Bangarra Dance Theatre left an indelible impression on enthusiasts with recent workshops in Bangkok.

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