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Land of the Laugh

Thailand, 1992 (MIFF 1993, Thai Experimental Shorts)

Director: Manit Sriwanichapoom, Yutthasak Choomphonsatien, Siwaporn Pongsuwan, Kompin Kemgumnird

An illustration of a woman's thoughts which tell a story of the struggle for freedom, for democracy...

In undeveloped and developing countries, a coup d'etat or a violent seizure of power from an elected government is a common event.

The-military always claim that "politicians corrupt and destroy the country" in order to justify their rise to the pinnacle of power. Then they abuse their power by savagely suppress­ing the protesting people's struggle for free­dom and democracy.

And this is the TRUTH!

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