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Director Rosalia Namsai Engchuan and Nonthawat Numbenchapol

OV with English subs

Followed by a talk with Nonthawat Numbenchapol

Soil Without Land + Complicated Happiness

Director: Nonthawat Numbenchapol, Thailand 2019, 80 Min.

After fleeing the fighting between Burmese forces and the Shan minority, Jai Sang Lod arrives with his family in 2001 in a camp on the Thai border. There, he does his military service with the Shan State Army in order to obtain an identity card and state recognition. Against the backdrop of the conflicts between the Shan and Myanmar, Soil Without Land deals with the construction of masculinity in the military.

Director: Rosalia Namsai Engchuan, Germany/Thailand 2020, 30 Min.

The supporting film Complicated Happiness shows the Thai community in Berlin against the background of colonial entanglements and sexual power relations. The film, created as a point of contact and in cooperation with the Thaipark community, deals with the notion of female power and the participation in a historiography that is mostly dominated by men.