THE TRUTH BE TOLD, THE CASES AGAINST SUPINYA KLANGNARONG

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary
Thailand / 2007 / Thai dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / DigiBeta / 105 minutes
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Synopsis

When the respected Thai journalist and academic, Supinya Klangnarong published an article in the Thai Post, claiming that the Thai government's involvement with telecoms giant Shin Corporation amounted to a conflict of interest, she found herself and the paper facing $11m criminal and civil libel lawsuits. The Shin Corporation was owned at the time by the family of former Thai PM, Thaksin Shinawatra. During the three-year trial the country witnessed an extraordinary sight as the government attempted to silence Klangnarong. Director Pimpaka Towira, a leading figure on Thailand's independent film scene, chronicles her ordeal, in this beguiling mix of cinema vérité, personal profile, political exposé and national diary.

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Documentary

Cast & Credits

12+

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