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“Pop Aye” film review: it’s not about the elephant: homecoming and flagship species

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.

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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.

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Den Khamlae – The disappearing face of a land rights movement

Den Khamlae had been a prominent land rights activist in Chaiyaphum province for the past three decades. Until he suddenly disappeared in April 2016.

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Dying from distance – Part 1: One man’s looming fate

An ailing man struggles to navigate Thailand’s revered healthcare system — one that often fails to care for its neediest patients

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