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Hopeless Conditions

OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Sisu Satrawaha

คนหมายเลขศูนย์ Mr. Zero
นัชชา ตันติวิทยาพิทักษ์ Nutcha Tantivitayapitak / ชวัลรัตน์ รุ้งแสงเจริญทิพย์ Chawanrat Rungsangcharoenthip, Thailand 2016, 40 min.

อนินทรีย์แดง Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall
รัชฏ์ภูมิ บุญบัญชาโชค Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke, Thailand 2020, 30 min.

Mr. Zero follows Pundit Anemia, one of the many stories in which an extremely fragile state accuses its critics of insanity in order to get rid of them. Red Aninsri; Or Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall is a campy comment on the structural impossibility of critique: What remains when the state co-opts the demands of the movement, usurping the demands of liberation, only to expand its control? Both films are an argument on the difficulties to escape from the tight grip of the Thai state and article 112, which prohibits insulting the monarchy under the threat of up to 15 years of imprisonment. This legal statute is currently being challenged in unprecedented ways by a new generation of student movements.

Sisu Satrawaha (ศิศุ สาตราวาหะ) is a filmmaker currently studying in the MFA program Public Art and New Artistic Strategies at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. She uses her research-based multi-disciplinary artistic practice as a tool for learning more about society, especially in anthropology, intercultural relations, and contemporary culture.