CLUB NEWS

Statement on the detention in Bangladesh of two photojournalists from Myanmar
The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand is disturbed to learn that two well-respected photojournalists -- Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat -- have been detained in Bangladesh for alleged espionage. Both are Myanmar nationals who between them have worked for Reuters, The Associated Press, The New York Times, and other high-profile outlets.
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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.


Documentary Film Night: Racing Extinction
In partnership with the U.S Embassy Bangkok and The American Film Showcase. Thai subtitles 1 hour, 30 minutes
7pm, September 25, 2017
Synopsis: In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species.
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Yingluck verdict: The implications for Thai political life Panel discussion
(This replaces Quiz Night, which returns to its normal slot on Thursday 19 October)
7pm, Thursday September 28th
Yingluck verdict finally -- the implications for Thai political life
Panel discussion, 7pm, Thursday, September 28th
 Members: free, Non-members 450 Baht, Thai journalists and Students with valid ID: 150 Baht   Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has not been seen since her flight days before she was due to hear a verdict on 25 August at the Supreme Court.
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Documentary Film Night: The Circle
In partnership with Thailand's Documentary Club
7pm, Monday October 02, 2017
Synopsis: Zurich, 1956. The young teacher Ernst Ostertag falls head over heels in love with the transvestite star Robi Rapp and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment to homosexuality.
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Backstory: Rakhine State - Southeast Asia's ethnic flashpoint
Panel Discussion (This programme replaces the Backstory event originally planned for 22 September)
7pm, Tuesday 03 October, 2017
People around ASEAN and well beyond are watching with mounting concern as hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas face displacement into Bangladesh from Myanmar's Rakhine state. Many have faced violence and seen their homes torched. Authorities in Myanmar say they are responding to terrorist activity, and deny that any kind of ethnic cleansing is under way.
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Documentary Film Night: Man on Wire
In partnership with Thailand's Documentary Club
7pm, Monday October 09, 2017
Synopsis: Man On Wire relates the true story of Philippe Petit's famous high-wire walk between the World Trade Center's twin towers on August 7th, 1974. His awe-inspiring feat turned him into a media sensation. Petit's adventure started at a young age, when he began studying magic tricks and performed on the city streets to entertain tourists.
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Golden Triangle: business still booming
7pm, Wednesday October 11, 2017
It is one of the the world's largest drug producing regions. Once famed for its heroin and pot exports, the Golden Triangle is diversifying like never before. Cartels now churn out huge quantities of meth and ice for consumption across Asia and beyond, as well as a rapidly growing portfolio of other synthetic drugs thanks to molecular tweaks in a lab.
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Documentary Film Night: Bolshoi Babylon
In partnership with Thailand's Documentary Club
7pm, Monday October 16, 2017
Synopsis: In Jan. 2013, Sergei Filin, artistic director of Russia's celebrated Bolshoi Ballet, was attacked by an unknown assailant who threw acid in his face.
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Documentary Film Night: The New Rijksmuseum
In partnership with Thailand's Documentary Club
7pm, Monday October 30, 2017
In 2003, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the most important museum in all of the Netherlands, closed for a major renovation. The plan was to reopen in 2008, but what was to take five years took 10, with a budget that just kept on growing. Filmmaker Oeke Hoogendijk was able to follow this exciting, difficult and sometimes painfully funny process with the camera from behind closed museum doors.
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Documentary Film Night and Chat with Director: Angkor Awakens
No Thai subtitles
7pm, Monday November 06, 2017
Synopsis: From the celebrated team that created "They Call It Myanmar," hailed by Roger Ebert as "one of the top documentaries of 2012, a New York Times Critics' Pick, comes Angkor Awakens: A compelling first-hand look at modern Cambodia -- a society at a tipping point where one of Asia's youngest populations is rebuilding its culture and moving beyond the murderous Khmer Rouge times.
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Unquiet Kingdom: Thailand in Transition
Book launch by Nirmal Ghosh
7pm, Wednesday 15 November, 2017
From exuberant rallies on Bangkok's shopping streets, to tear-gas filled alleys echoing with gunshots, from democracy-debating farmers, to kitten-fostering Buddhist nuns, Unquiet Kingdom, is a gripping and lively portrait of Thailand's many faces, revealing the complexities of a country that is far more than its tranquil tourist-brochure stereotype.
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Thailand: Shifting Ground Between the US and a Rising China
Book launch with author Benjamin Zawacki
7pm, Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Particularly since the 2014 coup, claims have been made regarding a loss of American interest and influence in Thailand, and a related rise in that of the Chinese. In a project begun before the coup, a new book delves deeply into this question and provides a comprehensive response.
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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


A Public Forum on the War on Drugs and the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines
6pm, Thursday October 5, 2017
The War on Drugs in the Philippines has morphed into a war against human rights and war against the poor. This has led to continued calls for widespread mass actions and initiatives to immediately stop the killings, respect human rights of all and uphold social justice.
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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.

Kingdom's Edge


"Kingdom's Edge represents British photojournalist Richard Humphries' eight year journey documenting Thailand's Deep South region.

Through his book of the same name, and this collection of 15 colour photographs, Richard, a fluent Malay speaker, examines the complex intricacies and subtle incongruities of daily life in South East Asia's deadliest conflict.

Moving away from the mainstream coverage, Richard has found a region that teems and bustles with life and culture. It is a region of trade and commerce, of young people and free wifi, of tea shops and markets. A place where tudong clad girls ride four on a motorbike, where twice a day people freeze on the spot to the sound of the national anthem, and where the call to prayer fills the air five times a day. It is a complex society that is both Muslim and Buddhist, Malay and Thai. It is both old and youthful, calm and restive. It is a place that has more in common with Kuala Lumpur than distant Bangkok. Through this visual narrative, Richard presents a timely and alternative view from one of the world's most underreported conflict zones, a largely forgotten pocket of territory at the farthest edge of the Kingdom of Thailand."
QUIZ NIGHTS
The FCCT 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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