First-time candidate Saratsanun Unnopporn might be a new face for voters, but she is not new to politics. In this interview, the 30-year-old talks about her motivation to become a politician.
“Change takes time and patience,” says Natthapong Pipatchaisiri, a young businessman from Udon Thani and political newcomer, about Future Forward Party’s ambitious political platform.
In a conversation with Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the filmmaker talks about his contribution to the film Ten Years Thailand, a new documentary project, the changing art scene and his concerns for Thailand’s political future.
The Isaan Record01/02/2019
A new party wants to move the country beyond the color-coded divide by introducing direct-democracy measures to increase people’s participation in politics.
The Isaan Record21/05/2018
Founded by activists and NGO workers in the Northeast, the Commoner Party hopes to directly engage voters in designing its policy program.
The Isaan Record18/05/2018
The co-founder of the Future Forward Party talks about decentralization, communities’ right to self-government and how to solve the problem of corruption by giving people access to state information.
The Isaan Record27/04/2018
Movie theaters chains have replaced most of the independent cinemas once found in almost every city of the Northeast. But in the region’s smaller towns, stand-alone movie parlors continue to draw a loyal audience.
The Isaan Record28/03/2018
Art historian Dr. Bonnie Brereton talks about Buddhist murals as a “democratic vision of society,” and a growing recognition of the shared culture in a region stretching from central Isaan to Laos.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul talks about the role of Khon Kaen City in his films, political issues in Isaan, and his current project in Colombia.