By the Time It Gets Dark
An unconventional and meditative film about a student-led political protest-turned-massacre which took place at Thammasat University in Bangkok in 1976. Utilizing a variety of elements, such as metafiction, dramatized reenactment, cultural storytelling, and trauma-affected memory, this film highlights the susceptibility of documented but cinematic realities. It also makes the point that historical atrocities may never be fully understood by the present.
Visra Vichit-Vadakan, Arak Amornsupasiri, Achtara Suwan, Inthira Charoenpura, Soraya Nakasuwan
Thailand, trauma, massacre, protest, activism, police brutality
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