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Pandora's paradox

Even before its release on Monday, the documentary Paradoxocracy has caused a stir for tackling the tricky history and contested truths of Thai democracy

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This coming Monday, June 24, marks the 81st anniversary of the birth of democracy in Thailand. It's been a rough road we've taken since the 1932 Revolution, followed by subsequent coups and counter-coups, the decades of dictatorship, the student uprisings, the money politics and the complication of visible and invisible forces, right up to our deep divides of now. All of these are presented in an ambitious documentary film to be released on Monday. Prachathipathai, or Paradoxocracy, chronicles and comments on the eight-decade journey of Thai-style democracy whose past is sometimes forgotten and whose future is always uncertain. 

Thinkers and scholars featured in Paradoxocracy:

TOP ROW, FROM LEFT
Chanvit Kasetsiri, Chaiyan Chaiyaporn, Thongchai Winichakul, Prinya Tewanaruemitkul, Sulak Sivaraksa, Ammar Siamwalla, Jiranan Pitpreecha.

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