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Philip Jablon is an American-born researcher and photographer based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He has been chronicling the last days of the stand-alone movie theater throughout Southeast Asia since 2009 as part of his Southeast Asia Movie Theater Project. From this, Philip created the advocacy-focused Movie Theater Preservation Initiative, through which he promotes the preservation of at least one stand-alone movie theater in every metropolitan area within ASEAN.


Philip’s interest in stand-alone movie theaters coincides with his vision of architecturally diverse, culturally rich, sustainable cities. He enjoys the interplay of city and cinema hall, as well as the historical function that stand-alone theaters played in the development of modern societies.


His work has been supported by the Jim Thompson Foundation and the Thai Film Archive, and widely covered in print media and on Thai television. Philip has selected images from his Southeast Asia Movie Project exclusively for Bangkok Edge Festival.

Exhibition within Chakrabongse Villas -CHILL PASS REQUIRED - refund of 200 baht if you buy a copy of the book


Ronachai Krisadaolam


The display will show forms of money used in the Siamese Tributary state of Kedar (Syburi), the ancient kingdoms and territories of Funan, Dvaravati, Syrian, Mon, Srivijaya and  Sri Ksetra; the ingot forms of money used in Lan Na  and Lan Chang such as leaf money, flower money, chiang money, tiger tongues, canoe money; as well as  pot duang (bullet coins), tokens and other forms of money  used in Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and the Rattanakosin era reigns of Rama I to Rama IV.


Ronachai Krisadaolarn (Ronald Jay Cristal) was born in Brooklyn in 1942. After receiving his law degrees from Albany Law School, he arrived in Thailand in 1969 as an American Air Force Judge Advocate and later pursued a legal career specializing in business law, becoming a Thai citizen in 1998. One of the leading coin experts in Thailand, he has co-edited, authored or been a consultant on numerous signifcant coin books and exhibtions. His previous books won awards from the International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) and The Professional Numismatic Guild, Inc. award for the same publication. Ronachai is a life member of the Numismatic Association of Thailand.


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