Here are finalists in the Doc Fest 2013 competition:
- Before the Wedlock House, Liao Jie Kai, Singapore
- Denok and Gareng, Dwi Sujanti Nugraheni, Indonesia
- Durga, Jingyu Wong, Singapore
- The Hills are Alive, Steve Pillar Setiabudi, Indonesia
- Overlay, Nattanop Traiteepueng, Thailand
- Saleng (Recycle Trishaw), Wasunan Hutawach, Chulayarnnon Siriphol and Ukrit Pornsampansuk, Thailand
- Tondo, Beloved: To What Are the Poor Born?, Jewel Maranan, Philippines
- Where I Go, Kavich Neang, Cambodia
- With or Without Me, Tran Phuong Thao and Swann Dubus
Apart from the competition section, there are several special programs offered, including Nargis – When Time Stopped Breathing by The Maw Naing and Pe Maung Same from Myanmar and The Cat that Lived a Million Times by Tadasuke Kotani from Japan.
Two films by Indian documentarian Sourav Sarangi, will also screen: 2008's Bilal about a boy living his his blind parents and his latest, Char ... the No-Man's Island, about inhabitants of islands along the winding river border between India and Bangladesh. It was featured at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. Sourav will also be teaching a workshop to registered participants.
And there will be Q Docs, all from Southeast Asia: Children of Srikandi by the Children of Sriandi Collective (Indonesia and Germany), Two Girls Against the Rain by Sao Sopheak from Cambodia, Burmese Butterfly by Snow from Myanmar and Consider by Thailand's Panu Seang-xuto.
The fest opens at 5pm on Monday, April 1 at the Thai Film Archive in Salaya, Nakon Pathom with Nonthawat Numbenchapol's Boundary.
In addition to the Sri Salaya cinema until April 7, there will be screenings at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center from April 2 to 7. Keep an eye on the Salaya Doc Facebook page for further details.