Monday, May 4, 2015

FFFest returns for fifth edition in Chiang Mai

The Fly beyond the Barbwire Fence Festival, a semi-annual arts event put on by the Friends Without Borders NGO in Chiang Mai, returns for a fifth edition this weekend.

With a focus on ethnic minorities, migrant workers and marginalized communities, FFFest runs from next Friday until May 12 at Chiang Mai University Art Centre. It'll have dozens of features and shorts on Thailand’s ethnic peoples, and most are actually made by budding ethnic filmmakers.

Subjects cover the length of Thailand, from North to South. Among the special programmes will be entries in Melayu and Arabic languages, including the musical documentary Baby Arabia, about a Bangkok-based Muslim folk-rock band.

There will be also be talks with directors, seminars and cultural performances. For more details, see, where there are detailed listings of all the programs.

If you're in Chiang Mai, please do drop by, have a look and support the fest.

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