- Duration75 min
This film was shot in an area called Santikhiri, which means “the Hill of Peace”. After General Prem’s government came to power in the 1980s, everything—drugs, communism, corruption, human trafficking, and stateless people —was suppressed to foster order and peace.
“When I was a kid, the TV was filled with propaganda, instilling in people’s minds that the military government protected the country from different threats. The unwavering illusion and pride in the country’s status of never having been colonized have successfully shaped our blind nationalism.” - Thunska Pansittivorakul
Santikhiri Sonata is available on Sheffield Doc/Fest Selects and Doc/Player from Friday 13 November at 5:00pm until Thursday 26 November at 11:59pm.
- Director(s): Thunska Pansittivorakul
- Producer(s): Jürgen Brüning
- Country: Thailand, Germany
- Language: Thai
- Premiere status: UK Premiere