Trip After

In the 1960s, the United States Information Service (USIS) mobile film units travelled around the northeast region of Thailand showing their self-produced propaganda films to rural audiences as part of a psychological operation. The Community Development Worker (1958), one of their most well-received works, was also filmed in a province in that same region.
Trip After is a 2022 travel vlog inspired by the field trip reports of those USIS mobile film units. The film revisits the same locations where the original screenings and filming took place, whether to trace, articulate, or fabricate the impression of the past events.
by Ukrit Sa-nguanhai
with Kedkaew Kumarasit, Suriya Saiwaew, Thanaphon Thepthong, Fasai Wongbun, Samran Somboon
New Zealand / Thailand 2022 Thai 10’ Colour International premiere


  • Kedkaew Kumarasit (Narrator)
  • Suriya Saiwaew (Narrator)
  • Thanaphon Thepthong (Narrator)
  • Fasai Wongbun (Narrator)
  • Samran Somboon (Narrator)


Director Ukrit Sa-nguanhai
Screenplay Ukrit Sa-nguanhai
Cinematography Ukrit Sa-nguanhai
Editing Ukrit Sa-nguanhai
Producer Tuntita Nititsopon

Produced by

Khrueamas Films

Ukrit Sa-nguanhai

Ukrit Sa-nguanhai is a Thai moving image artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. His works have been shown in international film festivals and exhibitions, including Sharjah Biennial and Locarno Film Festival. He is interested in amateur film aesthetics, rural/marginal film history, itinerant cinema, and collaborative work with local people. Currently, Sa-nguanhai is developing his first feature The Itinerant.


2012 Ghosts in the Classroom; 3 min. · Celestial Space (Pimean Akas); 27 min. 2013 Melancholy of a Video; video installation 2014 Kingdom Fungi; video installation 2019 Levitating Exhibition; 20 min. · Enduring Body (Râang ton taan); 17 min. 2022 Trip After

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023