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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies organizes and sponsors a number of events such as lectures, film screening, workshops, symposia, conferences, exhibits, and performances throughout the year.  Several of these events are in collaboration with other U-M units, and are often free and open to the public. To see what we have planned for this semester, please visit our 2020 Lecture Series page.

CSEAS Film Screening. Thai Movie Night: Railway Sleepers

Directed by Sompot Chidgasornpongse
Thursday, April 4, 2019
7:00-9:00 PM
The Video Viewing Room, Language Resources Center, 1500 North Quad North Quad Map
The first railway line in Thailand was inaugurated in 1893 - a sign of progress and prosperity. Shot over eight years on every active line of the country's railway system, this extraordinary documentary offers an unprecedented immersion into the country’s past and present. While the camera mixes with the passengers as if it itself were one of them, Railway Sleepers skillfully collapses its massive trove of footage to simulate a two-day, two-night journey through the country.

Amidst this constant bustle, Railway Sleepers emerges as a contemplative portrait of this ever-shifting country as well as a fascinating illustration of the powerful economic and psychological role the railway system played in its history.
Building: North Quad
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Film, Southeast Asia
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Southeast Asian Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures