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Film Screening Ai-Fak (Thailand)

September 3, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Mānoa Campus, 0Center for Korean Studies

Society's hypocrisy, prejudice, selfishness, vanity and lack of compassion are on full display in Ai-Fak, the story of a young man named Fak who is saddled with caring for his beautiful but insane stepmother. It's a gorgeous film, at times funny and sensual, but mostly heartbreaking. There's a temptation to see this movie as a comment on strictly Thai society - pointing out that Thais have strayed from the Buddhist precepts and evolved into a selfish, materialistic people with concern only for their electrically powered gadgets and flashy new cars. There is no compassion for people less fortunate, like the mentally ill; no sense of family loyalty. But the brush is broader than that. While it certainly does appear damning for Thailand specifically, the story really applies to everyone - whether they are in Thailand, Europe, North America or other parts of Asia.Adapted from the award-winning novel by Chart Korbjitti, Ai-Fak will stay with you long after you leave the theater. - With thanks to Wise Kwai, thaifilm journal


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FREE and Open to the Public

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Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Mānoa Campus

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