Each night will end with performances by Thailand's leading artists in various genres. Hugo and Phum Viphurit will perform on Saturday night. Apaporn Nakornsawan and Ajareeya Prompruek, the queen and princess of luk thung will be on Sunday night."
Soil Without Land
This film is set in the border area of Myanmar and Northern Thailand, a buffer zone in the Shan State inhabited by Shan refugees, fleeing ethnic conflict in Myanmar. This self-governing region is run by the Shan State Army with a mission to liberate the Shan people from Myanmar. Meanwhile, with a long history of war and prejudice between Myanmar and Thailand, the Thai government views Myanmar as a possible threat to its stability. Stuck in between these two states, the Shan people and other minorities in the region seem destined to face violence and displacement without much prospect of relief. This film is a story about a young man who, after barely escaping war, is now forced back into a life of conflict and violence.
Produced by the Luang Prabang Film Festival, MEKONG 2030 is a collection of short narrative films that envision the future of the Mekong River from five different national and cultural perspectives. Set in the year 2030, they aim to both entertain and inspire audiences to actively protect this critical life source.
The five films comprise Soul River by Kulikar Sotho (Cambodia), The Che Brother by Anysay Keola (Laos), The Forgotten Voices of the Mekong by Sai Naw Kham (Myanmar), The Line by Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand) and The Unseen River by Pham Ngoc Lan (Vietnam).