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Directed by Euthana Mukdasanit
Thailand, 1977
Drama, Documentary


Tongpan is a 1977 Thai 16 mm black-and-white docudrama that re-creates a seminar that took place in Northeast Thailand in 1975 to discuss the proposed Pa-Mong Dam on the Mekong.

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Tongpan Directed by Euthana Mukdasanit

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  • Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Tongpan

    Very surprised to see a film so political come from this country. 1977 was well before shopping malls, mass tourism, and television had done their work. Today the director'd be thrown in prison before he could finish it, and even if he did, where would he screen it? Even Apichatpong's films are kept off screens and never see a DVD release in Thailand. But the troubles shown in TONGPAN are still very much around.