Here's the festival synopsis:
An action packed tale about a Shan doctor who is kidnapped by the Burmese army in the jungle. Shot on location at the Thai-Burmese border with real soldiers (and real machine guns), this is a complex story of political boundaries and human emotion.
I've seen Shan, and in his 30-minute, low-budget DV production, Nattachai manages to pack in all the power of some of my favorite war movies. I'm thinking Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket and The Killing Fields. And it's about real issues that are happening now.
The Durban festival runs until August 2.