In January 2014 I was one and a half week in Bangkok. My hostel was in the middle of the protests. I ignored the safety warnings and decided to stroll around the protest areas. There I discovered that everybody was really proud of this ‘silent protest’. It was so peaceful and warm. People were smiling. All of them got offered free food. Including me.
When I got back at my hostel I checked the news. The image they were spreading was just totally wrong. It looked more like ‘riots’ than the peaceful protest where I just came from.
That’s why I decided to make a short film that shows the positive side of the protests.
‘The Beauty of Bangkok Shutdown’.