The Backpacker Intern

The Beauty of Bangkok Shutdown

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’.

The Beauty of Bangkok Shutdown from Mark van der Heijden on Vimeo.

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