Veteran Cambodia Daily reporter Saing Soenthrith in dire financial straits
Veteran Cambodia Daily reporter Saing Soenthrith has been diagnosed with serious kidney problems that require regular dialysis costing $80 per session. Rith is now on medical leave and no longer drawing a salary.
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.
Documentary Film Night: Where To Invade Next
7pm, March 27, 2017
Academy Award®-winning director Michael Moore is back with WHERE TO INVADE NEXT: a provocative and hilarious comedy in which Moore will stop at nothing to figure out how to actually make America great again.
Thailand Brews a Craft Beer Insurgency
7pm, Wednesday 29 March 2017
In January this year a young man was arrested after police discovered that he was selling home-brewed beer from his three-storey shophouse in Nonthaburi. He is now on trial, and faces a possible six-month prison sentence. His arrest brought to light two conflicting forces in the world of brewing in Thailand. One is an explosion of interest in the craft beer movement among younger Thais, who want to replicate the rich, hoppy flavours and distinct characters of the beers coming out of US microbreweries in their own country, where for decades beer drinkers have been stuck with the standardized lagers produced by Thailand's two brewing giants, Boonrawd (Singha) and Thaibev (Chang).
New Members' Night
7pm, Friday March 31, 2017
This is your chance to meet other FCCT members, and the current executive committee members, including the president. You may be tempted to join the celebrated guided media tour of the bureaux of the BBC, ITN/Channel 4, ABC, NBC, and AsiaWorks - a rare chance to go behind the scenes and see some of the media
Documentary Film Nights in April.
April 3rd-Cartel Land www.imdb.com/title/tt4126304/
Why would any young Thais want to get involved in politics?
7pm, Wednesday 5 April, 2017
For over a decade, Thailand has been in the grips of political turmoil. Endless cycles of street protests, counter protests, violence and coups have disillusioned every sector of Thai society to politics and governance.
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!
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/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financing the Future of Sustainability:
7pm, Thursday March 23, 2017
|Blockchain, Natural Capital, and the Digital Economy.|
We are at the cusp of a great revolution. Blockchain technology is the next
DISCUSSING THE DECRIMINALIZATION OF DRUG USE AND POSSESSION IN THAILAND
4-5.30pm, Tuesday April 4, 2017
|A meeting with the press: Ruth Dreifuss, Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and former President of Switzerland.|
During her ministerial visit to Thailand, Ruth Dreifuss, Chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and former President of Switzerland, will be meeting with the press to exchange on the topic of drug policy reform. In particular, she will highlight the benefits of decriminalizing drug use and possession as presented in the Global Commission's 2016 report "Advancing Drug Policy Reform: a new approach to decriminalization". Finally, she will exchange on how such approach needs to be adapted to the local context.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Gallery this month: Behind Tin Walls
"Behind Tin Walls" is a project documenting the lives of migrant workers living in three different camp sites of Bangkok. Mostly migrant workers from Cambodia, they occupy temporary tin-walled structures as they build Bangkok's booming luxury condominium industry. Their own living conditions are of stark difference, raising health and safety concerns for the workers and their families. This emerging Thai photographer's work shows the parallel world in the shadows beneath the rising towers of Bangkok, the 'City of Angels'.
Visarut 'Pop' Sankham is an independent photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand. Originally inspired to pick up a camera in the face of social injustices around him, he seeks the nuance behind struggle. "I believe the best place to see hope, is the place where it is almost gone", says Pop. His work has been featured in Sarakadee Magazine, The Nation, The News Lens, and Trans Border News. See his work at www.sankhamphotography.com
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