CLUB NEWS
New Members so far this year


We are very happy to welcome to the FCCT all the new members who have joined the club this year so far:
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FCCT Bulletin Editor Required


The FCCT is looking for a volunteer to edit the club's Bulletin. The Bulletin comprises notices of club events, club news, non-club events, and classified advertisements, and is composed entirely online. The production of the Bulletin itself employs software and requires very little user intervention.
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FCCT EVENTS
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.

Life Itself
7pm, Monday May 22, 2017
Documentary Film Series

Awards: Selected for Sundance, Cannes and Sheffield Film Festival. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself, explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. (credit: ebertmovie.com)

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Who owns the South China Sea?
Wednesday 24th May. 7pm
A Talk by Bill Hayton

The South China Sea is where China's rising ambitions are colliding with the United States' global role. This strategic competition is interacting in dangerous and unpredictable ways with tensions about the fate of the atolls and islands that dot the sea: the Spratly islands, the Paracels and Scarborough Shoal. Bill Hayton will explain the - sometimes bizarre - origins of the various claims and suggest how they might be resolved.
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Steve Jobs
7pm, Monday May 29, 2017
Documentary Film Series

In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs' image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died? From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, 'Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine' is a critical examination of Jobs who was at once revered as an iconoclastic genius and a barbed-tongued tyrant. A candid look at Jobs' legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, the film is evocative and nuanced in capturing the essence of the Apple legend and his values which shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day. (credit: imdb )

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1971
7pm, Monday June 5, 2017
Documentary Film Series

On March 8, 1971 eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, a town just outside Philadelphia, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. In doing so, they uncovered the FBI's vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights.

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The Hunting Ground
7pm, Monday June 12, 2017
Documentary Film Series

Awards: Two Emmys, Stanley Kramer Award Winner from Producers Guild of America , Best Documentary from the Utah Film Critics

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Art and Craft
7pm, Monday June 19, 2017
Documentary Film Series

Awards: Official Selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Named a Top 5 Documentary by the National Board of Review.

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NON-FCCT EVENTS
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: info@fccthai.com

At the Forefront of Nature's Rage: Asia-Pacific at the Cross Road
12.00 - 3 pm, Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
Rethinking economic risk & opportunity in the face of natural disasters & extreme events

Unprecedented economic growth is putting heavy pressure on natural resources in Asia-Pacific resulting in worsening water quality, air pollution, land degradation and waste generation; threatening human and environmental health and costing the economy billions. Smarter, greener and cleaner investment of around US $2.5 trillion a year can transform the region into a hub for sustainability. Without climate-oriented, greener development policies, over 100 million people in Asia-Pacific could be forced into extreme poverty by 2030, wiping out poverty reduction gains achieved over the last decade.
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Launch of the revised Minnesota Protocol on the Investigation of Potentially Unlawful Death (2016) in Thailand
6pm, Thursday May 25, 2017
International standards and guidelines and their relevance to the investigation of unlawful deaths in Thailand

The Minnesota Protocol supplements the UN Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions.

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YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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 info@fccthai.com.

EXHIBITIONS
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 info@fccthai.com.

QUIZ NIGHTS
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.

RESTAURANT
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

Salmon Fettucine
Fettuccine with a creamy smoked salmon sauce
Hamburger
Grilled beef patty with lettuce, tomato and onion on a bun, and chunky fries
Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken breast on a bed of lettuce, onions and tomatoes


BOOKING THE FCCT CLUBHOUSE
Click on this link for the booking form
YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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