Human stories of climate change told in free films this weekend in Bangkok

‘The Magnitude of All Things,’ ‘Pad Thai,’ and ‘Haulout’
‘The Magnitude of All Things,’ ‘Pad Thai,’ and ‘Haulout’

Dozens of films examining climate change from 11 countries are coming to the Bangkok screen this weekend. 

The Changing Climate, Changing Lives Film Festival returns with 38 titles – 21 shorts from Thailand, 16 other Asian shorts, one Canadian feature-length documentary – will show at downtown cultural venue Alliance Francaise. 

The highlights include Oscar-nominated Russian short Haulout (2022), which tells the story of a man living among dying walruses in the desolate Russian Arctic. The 25-minute film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Film this year. 

The past and present of the Mekong River comes to life through semi-experimental documentary Multiverse of Mekong, which uses diverse data sets including satellite images, information on the internet and television news footage.

The concept of grief is the focus of Canadian documentary The Magnitude of All Things. The film is told through the lens of director Jennifer Abbott, who lost her sister to cancer. The film examines how her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown.

See the full list of movies here. Admission is free, but advanced registration is required.

Apart from movies, attendees can see an exhibition showcasing works by emerging young artists from different regions of Thailand. 

At 4pm on Saturday, a panel of experts, advocates, and artists will discuss climate storytelling.

The 2023 CCCL Film Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday at Alliance Francaise. The venue is located off Wireless Road and can be reached via BTS Phloen Chit or MRT Lumphini.

The festival will then travel to Nan, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Udon Thani, Songkhla, and Pattani provinces. More details are available online.


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