Wednesday, September 7, 2011

O.B.L. to make online premiere on 9-11 anniversary

The faith-minded trio of directors Panu Aree, Kong Rithdee and Kaweenipon Ketprasit, makers of The Convert and Baby Arabia, have made their JFK.

Though rather than an epic, conspiracy-filled political thriller, their O.B.L. is a look at Thai Muslims in the 10 years since the September 11, 2001 attacks. The 20-minute documentary, having debuted as one of the openers of this year's Thai Short Film & Video Festival, marks the 9/11 anniversary with an online premiere.

You can watch it anytime in the 24 hours from 9pm on Sunday, September 11 to 9pm on Monday, September 12, Bangkok time.

Here's more about O.B.L. from the movie's Facebook page:

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attack in New York, the incident that has sent political, cultural and religious shockwaves and launched a bitter conflict between the Muslim world and the rest. This year also saw the death of Osama Bin Laden – terrorist/warrior/philosopher/T-shirt logo, depending on who you ask – the man who shaped the image of Islam the way nobody has done since Prophet Muhammad.

This short documentary listens to the opinion and attitude, the contentment and resentment, of Thai Muslims to investigate how their lives have been affected during the decade of confusion and chaos.

You can watch the short by searching on YouTube for "O.B.L. the documentary" or following up at the O.B.L. Facebook page.

Check out the trailer (embedded below).

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