When Environmental Activism Turns Deadly

Listening to deaths-of-eco-activists made me realize that the past couple of years have seen a surge in the killings of environmental activist and journalist all over the world. Why is that? What harm could an environmental activist cause anyone? Apparently, they’re a big threat.Take a recent case in Thailand for example. Prajob Nao-opas, 43, fought against illegal toxic […]

Hopes and Dreams

Thailand, famous for its dreamy beaches and ancient temples, is also known for its sexual tourism, a problem whose momentum and popularity continues to increase. “Underage”, shortlisted in the Asian Short Film Awards ScreenSingapore 2011, is a documentary that focuses on young boys forced to prostitute their bodies, their selves and their childhood in order […]

Double Vision, One Reflection

Thailand felt easy. Efficient public transportation, fast food chain restaurants, comfortable accommodation and several tourists – the perfect combination for pleasant holidays. Conversely, besides the weekend in Koh Tao, the definition of holidays (and such relaxed implications) did not quite reflect the schedule of the past two weeks. Although not filming or documenting, I was still caught up with work. Thailand being Thailand, also offered all the commodities needed to be productive; and so, it felt easy.

Edited Meditation

One familiar computer screen, one sky-high public metro and flawlessly designed coffee shops have been active partners of my daily routine in Bangkok. Since I returned from Koh Tao, the unusual off-camera period has assured on-computer productive sprees. From editing Turkey to writing Thailand, this game called “busy-ness” has required more dedication towards one specific activity; and the inspiration required for writing has faded away along with filters, cuts and transitions.