Clubhouse Closures in April and May
The FCCT clubhouse is closed on April 13-14 and 17 for the Songkran Holiday and on May 1st for Labor Day.
The FCCT prides itself for being one of Thailand's most respected venues for holding open debates about current events. We usually hold panel discussions on Wednesday nights at 7pm. The entry fee for non-members is 450 baht.
Fiction Film: Dark Fortune, including discussion with Director
(Eng subtitles only, no Thai subtitles)
7pm, 24 April, 2017
We are deviating from our documentaries for this screening because the director is in town and will be joining us for the screening!
Preservation and revitalization of local languages in Thailand
7pm, Wednesday 26 April 2017
Beside the Central Thai language, the only official language in Thailand, the kingdom has a remarkable linguistic diversity due to its location at the heart of Southeast Asia: there are around 70 different local or vernacular languages spoken in Thailand, regrouped in five main linguistic families. About 14 of these languages - for instance Nyah Kur in lower northern region, Mlabri in the north and Kuay along the Cambodian border - are on the brink of extinction, as, in parallel with the imposition of Central Thai as the main communication language through the education system since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been few efforts to preserve local, vernacular languages.
Documentary Film Night: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
7pm Tuesday May 02, 2017
Synopsis: Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney profiles in his new film eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion.
The Menace of Fake News in Thailand
7pm, Wednesday May 03, 2017
Panel to be announced
Documentary night with discussion and snacks: Fillet of Fish
7pm, Thursday May 04, 2017
Everybody agrees that fish is healthy. In 40 years, its global consumption has doubled. Each year, the market needs to find more fish and new ways of production. Where does the fish of our daily sushi come from? How is it fed? In which water does it live? A dramatic investigation about healthy food...or maybe not? Just what exactly is inside - the Fillet of Farmed Fish!
Documentary film night with food and wine:
"L'esercito piu' piccolo del mondo" ("The World's Smallest Army")
6:30pm, Monday 08 May, 2017
A film concerning the Swiss Guards during the papacy of Pope Francis by Gianfranco Pannone http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4898802/
Documentary Film Night: CITIZENFOUR
7pm Monday May 15, 2017
Synopsis: CITIZENFOUR is a real-life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasion of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
6.30pm Thursday May 18 2017
Our monthly Quiz Night resumes.
The FCCT clubhouse is a popular venue for third party events - press conferences, book launches, networking lunches etc. If you are interested in hiring the room for all or part of a day, please contact the manager on 02-652-0580
or E-mail: email@example.com
Civil Society Under Threat in Cambodia: One Year in Prison for ADHOC 5
10:30 am to 12 noon, Friday, April 28, 2017
|Press Conference on Crack-down on Human Rights in Cambodia|
Marking One Year of Detention for the ADHOC 5, Representatives of ADHOC, and regional and international NGOs, demand the immediate release of the ADHOC 5 and respect for human rights in Cambodia.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) Thailand presents
COMMEMORATION OF THE PALESTINIAN NAKBA
7pm, Thursday May 11, 2017
|Documentary film, Guest speakers, Q&A|
The Day Israel Attacked America
We record most of our events and put it up on Youtube two weeks after the event. If you would like to purchase a DVD of the event, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We provide grants of 15,000 baht every two months to documentary photographers and photojournalists to go towards printing for the FCCT exhibition. We give priority to photographers who live and work in Asia and Asia-focused topics that are under-covered. To apply for these grants please send a 150 word summary of the project, a short bio of the photographer and a dropbox of at least 15 selects from the project with captions to email@example.com.
In the Gallery this month: ENDURANCE
On April 25th, 2015, an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude shook Nepal. Almost 9,000 people died, more than 22,000 people suffered injuries and more than half a million houses were destroyed. For months aftershocks rocked the country. People occupied the streets and open spaces in fear. Chaos dominated daily life.
"Endurance" is a book about the lesson of life that the people of Nepal have given after being hit by one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded and the worst to hit Nepal since 1934." Nepal vanished little by little from the news while the Nepali people continued their struggle, fighting as they did from day one, to help each other and rebuild out of the devastation. "Endurance" tells their story.
About the artist:
Omar Havana was born in Spain in 1975. He is an award-winning photojournalist living in Asia since 2008. He moved to Nepal in October 2014 where he had been covering a wide spectrum of stories, mostly focused on the human dramas, achievements and fight to improve the situation of the country.
For media inquires regarding this event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The FCCT, 'Battle of the Bureaus' pub quiz happens every third Thursday of the month (unless announced otherwise). Test your mettle against the best of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand. Prizes include bottles of wine.
Our restaurant offers both Thai and Western fare created by Chef Moo. We have weekly food and drinks specials highlighting Thailand's freshest ingredients from the market that week.
From our Western Menu
Fettuccine with a creamy smoked salmon sauce
Grilled beef patty with lettuce, tomato and onion on a bun, and chunky fries
Grilled chicken breast on a bed of lettuce, onions and tomatoes