A devout Buddhist, Chayootm Sirinantpaiboon became a monk when his mother passed away. But the activist for HIV/AIDS rights soon grew critical of the message that was taught inside the walls of the wat.
After two and a half years in prison for performing in a play deemed offensive to the monarchy, Isaan artist Patiwat Saraiyaem struggles with the stigma of being an ex-convict. But the time behind bars also fueled his creative fire.
The Isaan Record29/11/2018
Living the life of a farmer in rural Isaan, Martin Wheeler became the poster child for organic agriculture and the sufficiency economy model. But much of the attention, Wheeler says, was misdirected. His farm which once grew rice and vegetables is now filled with sugarcane and grown with chemical fertilizer.
The Isaan Record19/08/2018
Wearing the traditional student uniform of white shirt and black pants, Noom is the apparent epitome of a regular middle-class medical student from Isaan. But the future doctor is unusually critical of Thailand’s health care system and its “demi-gods in white.”