Here We Are

A housekeeper receives a film made by her daughter. Combining found footage of Thailand during the Cold War with present-day images of Bangkok, the film reminds her of anecdotes she heard from the woman she works for and it triggers a re-telling of her own story of coming to the capital. Here We Are seeks to portray the present by reflecting on the past, how the legacy of colonization has survived and been normalized nowadays.
by Chanasorn Chaikitiporn
with Jarunun Phantachat, Suchanya Kaewsinual
Thailand 2023 Thai, English 20' Colour International premiere | Documentary form

With

  • Jarunun Phantachat
  • Suchanya Kaewsinual

Crew

DirectorChanasorn Chaikitiporn
ScreenplayChanasorn Chaikitiporn
CinematographyPanisa Khueanphet
EditingChanasorn Chaikitiporn
Sound DesignChantanin Supath
SoundChantanin Supath
CastingPawat Kantawirud
ProducerBanvithit Wilawan
Commissioned byBangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC)

Produced by

We Wide Wave

Bangkok, Thailand

Chanasorn Chaikitiporn

Chanasorn Chaikitiporn is a filmmaker and moving image artist whose work explores and interrogates the socio-political history of Thailand. He delves into questions on culture, political thought, identity and personal historical memory through the lens of semi-coloniality. Bridging the gap between fiction and documentary film, he investigates found footage, archival and declassified documents. Chanasorn is a member of ELSE, a moving image screening series based in Bangkok.

Filmography (selection)

2021 Blinded by the Light; 22 min. 2022 All the Things You Leave Behind; 18 min. 2023 Here We Are

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Dates

Programme 6
Mon Feb 19 13:00

Arsenal 1

Subtitles: English

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Wed Feb 21 21:00

Cinema Betonhalle@Silent Green

Subtitles: English

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Sat Feb 24 16:00

Arsenal 1

Subtitles: English

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