Tuesday, February 2, 2010

'Nature and spirit' documentaries in Phangan Film Festival, February 12-14

The Phangan Film Festival, featuring a lineup of documentaries on "nature and spirit", is set for February 12 to 14. The open-air fest will be held at the Holiday Beach Resort on the island in the Gulf of Thailand.

Most of the movies are making either their Asian or Thailand premieres.

Friday night's show has the Icelandic doc Huldufólk (Hidden People),
the US water exposé Tapped, the experimental British global-warming doc The Age of Stupid and a look at Ohio locavores in Polycultures - Food Where We Live.

Saturday has Food Fight, off-the-grid adventures in No Impact Man and the Burmese musical short, Voice Over the Bridge.

Sunday's lineup is Addicted to Plastic - The Rise and Demise of a Modern Miracle, How Green Was Our Valley (a doc on an Iranian hydroelectric scheme), Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo about the compact and crazy life in the Japanese metropolis and Fierce Light - When Spirit Meets Action, about the murder of a Canadian media-activist in Mexico.

The screenings start at 7, with live music at 6. For more info, check out the festival website.

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