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Film Screening and Talk Session of “Mlabri in the Woods”

Film Screening and Talk Session of “Mlabri in the Woods”
The Japan Foundation, Bangkok, in collaboration with Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (SAC) and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), proudly present the film screening and talk session of “Mlabri in the Woods” on Sunday 31st July 2022, 14:00 – 17:30 at the Auditorium, 5th floor of BACC.

This event is divided into two parts: the film screening of “Mlabri in the Woods” and the post talk session, conducted by KANEKO Yu, a Japanese filmmaker and film critic, ITO Yuma, a linguist. This event is aimed to enhance a mutual understanding about the Mlabri people, one of the least recognized ethnic groups.

Consecutively directed by KANEKO Yu for 2 years, “Mlabri in the Woods” is a documentary film presenting the Mlabri tribe who live in the woods, normally escape from people by making temporary shelters from bamboos and banana leaves. ITO Yuma who is fluent in six languages, including Mlabri, also accompanied him during the filming. The discussion part will be moderated by Apinan Thammasena, an anthropologist at Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, and translated by Siriporn Dansakun, a lecturer from the Faculty of Architecture, Silapakorn University. This event is a part of the exhibition entitled “Sound of the Soul” to be held during 19th – 31st July 2022 at BACC. 



Venue: Auditorium, 5th floor, BACC

Sunday 31 July 2022

  • 13:30 – 14:00 Registration
  • 14:00 – 15:30 MC greetings and Screening with Thai, Japanese and Mlabri audio and English subtitles.  (85 min)
  • 15:30 – 15:40 Break
  • 15:40 – 17:10 Talk session about “Mlabri in the Woods” will be conducted in Japanese and Thai by
    • KANEKO Yu, Filmmaker, Film Critic and Associate Professor of Tama Art University
    • ITO Yuma, Linguist (Online participation)
    • Moderated by Apinan Thammasena, Manager of Social Communication and Public Policy at Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
    • Translated by Siriporn Dansakun, Lecturer of the Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University
  • 17:10 – 17:30 Q&A session

(Limited walk-ins available.)

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Screening + Post-Talk Session
Organized by
the Japan Foundation, Bangkok