Real guns, real soldiers & a real military parade

 

Nattachai Jaitita enlisted his family (mother, father, brother) to make his thesis film, which is the first movie made at the Thai-Burmese border (also the stronghold of the Liberation Army).

Watch ‘Shan At Dawn’ by Nattachai Jaitita

An action packed tale about a Shan doctor who is kidnapped by the Burmese army in the jungle.

Read: An archived review from Bangkok Post.

‘Shan At Dawn’ was screened at the world’s leading film festival, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2009. It was the second runner up at the 2008 Thai Short Film & Video Festival in the student category.

The Thai Short Film & Video Festival is an annual film festival encourages independent spirit and creativity to cultivate a dynamic short film culture in Thailand. The Festival’s 18th edition is scheduled for August 2014. (Organiser’s website, in English.)

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