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By the River

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By the River (Sai nam tid shoer)

Directed by Nontawat Numbenchapol

  • Thailand 2013; 71 min
  • Original version: Thai, Karen
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Special Mention Award - Locarno IFF

  • From the director of DOI BOY presented at Asian Project Market

Synopsis

Amidst the tranquility of the deep woods, the habitants of Klity, in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, have always led a simple life. They have fed on the fish populating the town’s creek, but for some time now the river has been contaminated by a mineral processing factory. A young local man dives every day to catch fish for his lover, but today he has gone missing, unable to come back to her, as she eagerly awaits his return.

Director's Statement

"If this documentary feature can inspire us to start thinking about our own actions that might affect other people in the society, especially the actions concerning environmental problems...I- as a documentary film maker, will be truly honored."

Production

  • MOBILE LAB

    Nontawat Numbenchapol