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Smiles: The Hypocrisy of Thai Politics

Synopsis
Uses vox pops and satire to explore the many contrasts in Thailand between human dignity and its many abuses. A new constitution was meant to elimate political corruption, but Thailand remains a country where the rule of law is not practised but avoided and where vote-rigging is accepted as normal.
Series
Triumph over Terror
Language
English
Country
Thailand
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 30 min.
Year of production
1998
Availability
Sale - see TRIUMPH OVER TERROR; See: TRIUMPH OVER TERROR
Subjects
Development studies
Keywords
human rights; Thailand

Credits

Director
Kamron Kunatilaka
Producer
Lyndal Barry; Sam Kalayanee

Production Company

Name

Thailand

Distributor

Name

TVE

Email
General email: tve@tve.org.uk.Sales and outreach: distribution@tve.org.uk
Web
http://tve.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 91 (11) 26 410 684
Address
46 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Notes
TVE works with partners globally to produce films on environment and development issues, as well as health and human rights. Most of the 600 films are available for sale on DVD for educational use. Previously known as Television Trust for the Environment.

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