Villagers in Loei have fought a decade-long battle against a gold mine that they claim has poisoned the land around them. Their ongoing protest to the mine has cost the community both time and money. But the efforts of a weaving cooperative has alleviated their financial burdens substantially. Last Saturday, villagers celebrated the opening of a new weaving center.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul talks about the role of Khon Kaen City in his films, political issues in Isaan, and his current project in Colombia.
The Isaan Record08/09/2017
As a new mining law comes into force this month, civil society groups worry that it will cutback people’s participation and expedite mining projects.