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Director Sompot Chidgasornpongse Thailand 2017

102 Min., OV with English subs

Railway Sleepers

In 1893, the first railway was constructed as a representation of technological advancement and economic vitality in Thailand/Siam. Today, however, if you look out the train window, you will only see rice fields and palm trees. The observations of the daily activities in the train spotlight the voices of a society that seemingly doesn’t know where it is going, even though the train has been travelling from north to south for over 100 years.

Nut Srisuwanis living between Bangkok and Berlin. His works are inspired by urban life, the dynamics of people, atmospheres, and the structures of communities. His practice focuses on creating a dialogical space, where the borderline between being an audience and a participant is blurred.