Pop Aye is about a middle-aged man facing a midlife crisis. It is a road movie about coming to terms with living and dying. It isn’t really about elephants, yet everywhere you look around here, there’s an elephant.
On the first day of the military government’s unusual initiative to gather public opinion, more than 1,000 citizens in Khon Kaen Province gave their views on the yet-to-be-announced national elections.
Khon Kaen’s urban poor often have no appropriate access to water despite their constitutional right to “quality water resources adequately for the consumption by people,” as stated in Article 72 of Thailand’s new constitution.
This is Part II of the story of an ailing man who’s struggling to navigate Thailand’s revered healthcare system — one that fails to care for its neediest patients. Today’s story discusses the larger forces that have impacted his fate.