Kitarajanipon: Meet the Film Directors
November 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Moore 258
Kitarajanipon is one of the Thai films that will be screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival 2015 (HIFF). Four songs from His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadejâ€™s (also known as King Rama IX) royal songbook inspired the four leading Thai directors to interpret their spirit and meaning into four short films in this anthology. Come and meet the two directors, Yongyut Thongkongtoon (â€œMetrosexualâ€, â€œ4BIA (Phobia)â€) and Parkpoom Wongpoom (â€œShutterâ€, â€œ4BIA (Phobia)â€) and the film executive producer who will present and discuss the films. One of the four short films â€œFalling Rainâ€* will be screened in the event.
There will be some giveaways for the audience: free tickets for HIFF screening of Kitarajanipon, and CDs of royal musical compositions. Refreshments will also be served.
â€œFalling Rainâ€ by Parkpoom Wongpoom â€“ The story of Seub Nagasathien, former chief of Huay Kha Kaeng Wildlife Sanctuary and Thailandâ€™s most famous conservationist. Seub spends the last four years of his life working to stop illegal logging and poaching in Thailandâ€™s most fertile forest area. He stands up against politicians and dark influences that operate without regards to the sanctity of the law. And his fighting spirit wonâ€™t give in to the power of greed thatâ€™s destroying the land.
To see the full schedule of events for MÄ€NOA International Education Week, visit http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/international/international_education_week
Thai Language Program, IPLL, Mānoa Campus
Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong, (808) 956-8948, email@example.com, http://www.hawaii.edu/thai/