How to Watch Tongpan 1977 Online in The UK

Released: 1977

Rated: N/A

8.0/10

Updated: 21st Jun, 2021
Genres: Drama
Director: Euthana Mukdasanit

The cast of Tongpan

Peter Bell, Surachai Chantimatorn, Ong-art Ponethon, Khamsing Srinork

What is Tongpan about?

Tongpan is a 1977 Thai 16 mm black-and-white docudrama that re-creates a seminar that took place in Northeast Thailand in 1975 to discuss the proposed Pa-Mong Dam on the Mekong. Interwoven are sequences depicting a poor farmer, Tongpan, who had lost his land to another dam some years before, and his struggles to make ends meet. Because of the film's socialist message and suspected communist sympathies of the filmmakers, it was banned by the Thai government. The 63-minute film was released on VCD in Thailand in 2006.

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