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Bangkok Joyride.
Part 1. “How We Became Superheroes”

Ing K

147 min


Country: Thailand
Release Date: 2016
Filming Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
Production Company : Jai Singh Films



Jai Singh Films presents
Bangkok Joyride Part 1
‘How We Became Superheroes’

‘Bangkok Joyride: How We Became Superheroes’ is the first of an epic documentary series with no commentary, a record of the Shutdown Bangkok protests of 2013-2014, which is fast becoming forbidden history both inside and outside Thailand. Bear witness to how and why millions of ordinary Thai people lost all fear of death to occupy the central streets, public parks and government buildings including the finance and interior ministries for 7 months while barely making international news; and how, unlike the celebrated ‘Arab Spring’, it was maligned by the Western media as an evil elite movement against democracy itself.
But just imagine: President Trump is in the White House, the US is becoming a failed state and millions of Americans occupy Washington for half a year. Some governments wouldn’t want their citizens to see Bangkok Joyride, an exhilarating and sensitive observation of a historic non-violent struggle, which could be taken as a how-to guide, from the setting up of bathrooms, medical tents and communal kitchens, how to manage waste, security, fund-raising and training in Gandhian ahimsa. How does anarchy co-exist with discipline and joy with fear? 

Part 1 shows how the protest gathered steam; what propelled millions of ordinary people to rise up to keep their country from becoming a failed state. These ordinary-become-extraordinary people are the stars of the film, which covers the pivotal period including the collapse of parliament, from July to 9 December 2013 with an immediacy of first-hand experience.

Credits
cameraman-editor-director: Ing Kanjanavanit
post-production: Navi Hanumahn
producer: Manit Sriwanichpoom
Foundation Cinema Oasis
All Rights Reserved 2017











Bangkok Joyride.
Part 2. “Shutdown Bangkok”.......


Ing K

135 min.



Country: Thailand
Release Date: 2017
Filming Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
Production Company : Jai Singh Films


Jai Singh Films presents
Bangkok Joyride Part 2
‘SHUTDOWN BANGKOK’

‘Bangkok Joyride:  Shutdown Bangkok’ is the second of an epic documentary series with no commentary, a record of the Shutdown Bangkok protests of 2013-2014, which is fast becoming forbidden history both inside and outside Thailand. Bear witness to how and why millions of ordinary Thai people lost all fear of death to occupy the central streets, public parks and government buildings including the finance and interior ministries for 7 months while barely making international news; and how, unlike the celebrated ‘Arab Spring’, it was maligned by the Western media as an evil elite movement against democracy itself.
But just imagine: President Trump is in the White House, the US is becoming a failed state and millions of Americans occupy Washington for half a year. Some governments wouldn’t want their citizens to see Bangkok Joyride, an exhilarating and sensitive observation of a historic non-violent struggle, which could be taken as a how-to guide, from the setting up of bathrooms, medical tents and communal kitchens, how to manage waste, security, fund-raising and training in Gandhian ahimsa. How does anarchy co-exist with discipline and joy with fear? 

Part 2 covers the lead-up to & the actual Shutdown Bangkok itself, from 22 December 2013 – 15 January 2014, including the crossing of the river and Art Lane, with an immediacy of first-hand experience.

Credits
cameraman-editor-director: Ing Kanjanavanit
post-production: Navi Hanumahn
producer: Manit Sriwanichpoom
Foundation Cinema Oasis
All Rights Reserved 2017





Bangkok Joyride. 
Part 3. “Singing at Funerals”.......


Ing K

136 min.



Country: Thailand
Release Date: 2018
Filming Locations: Bangkok, Thailand
Production Company : Jai Singh Films


Jai Singh Films presents
Bangkok Joyride Part 3
‘SINGING AT FUNERALS’


เพลงแห่ศพ ภาค 3 ของมหากาพย์ภาพยนตร์บันทึกประท้วงปิดกรุงเทพ บางกอกจอยไรด์ ครอบคลุม 2 สัปดาห์แรกของการยึดกรุงเทพ, 15 - 26 มค. 2557

            จากละครล้อเลียนนายกยิ่งลักษณ์ของครู ลิลลี่ และ ดร.เสรี สองซูเปอร์สตาร์นักวิชาการ ถึงระเบิดคร่าชีวิตที่บรรทัดทอง ; จากขบวนแห่เคารพศพตามถนนพระราม 4 ผ่านหัวลำโพง  ถึงการประกาศภาวะฉุกเฉินโดยศูนย์อำนวยความสงบเรียบร้อยของรัฐบาล  ซึ่งกลับกลายเป็นการเชื้อเชิญประชาชนให้ออกมาร่วมเสี่ยงตาย อารยะขัดขืนมากกว่าเดิม

            ขณะที่มาลัยร้อยด้วยเงินสดยาวเป็นวา  หลั่งไหลพรั่งพรูสู่กองทุนประท้วงอย่างไม่ขาดสายจากมวลประชาทีเมามายในเสรีภาพ  ขณะที่มหานครกลายเป็นค่ายเต็นท์แค้มปิ้งพร้อมราวตากผ้า  รัฐบาลหาความชอบธรรมจากพี่ใหญ่อเมริกา   พาให้ผู้ประท้วงไปเยี่ยมสถานทูตและทหารเริ่มแสดงความไม่สบายใจ 

           เราน้ำลายไหลไปกับฉากลวกก๋วยเตี๋ยวที่ค่ายอโศก และไข่เจียวที่ฟูอยู่ในกระทะที่อาร์ตเลน จากครัวอาสาที่มาเลี้ยงท้องกองทัพประชาชน


‘Singing at Funerals’, part 3 of the Bangkok Joyride saga of the epic 7-month long Shutdown Bangkok protest, records the first 2 weeks of the occupation of Bangkok, 15 – 26 January 2014. From superstar academics Teacher Lily and Dr Seri’s hysterical impersonations of PM Yingluck on stage, to the fatal bomb at Bantad-Tong; from a funeral march down Rama 4 road past Hualumpong railway station, to the government’s Centre for Peace and Order’s declaration of Emergency Rule, propelling ever more people to death-defying civil disobedience. 


As the endless literal strings of cash stream into the protest fund from the freedom-intoxicated multitude and the city becomes a vast camping ground, the government seeks help from its big brother Uncle Sam, prompting protesters to pass by the US embassy and the upset military to stir. 

The noodle cook-out at Asoke camp and the omlette being fried on Art Lane, as volunteers feed the masses, will leave you hungry.



Credits

cameraman-editor-director: Ing Kanjanavanit
post-production: Navi Hanumahn
producer: Manit Sriwanichpoom
Foundation Cinema Oasis
All Rights Reserved 2018