New Asian Currents

New Asian Currents Juror
Chalida Uabumrungjit

- [Juror’s Statement]

For years, documentary film has become my favorite genre. It is not the boring kind that many people might understand. More and more, I realize that the boundary of “documentary” has gone far beyond the notion of simply the “record of an event.” It can be dramatic, experimental and much more. My enjoyment comes from experiencing the world through different people’s eyes and finding how fascinating they are. So it is not only an honor for me to be the juror of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, but I think this is also a true adventure for me to see many new documentaries from new directors throughout Asia, who will carry out the world as they see it.

Chalida Uabumrungjit

Born in 1970 in China. Migrated to Thailand when she was 5 years old. From 1989, studied film at Thammasat University, and began her career as a writer for magazines and newspapers in 1992. In 1995, became the project director for the Thai Film Foundation. Her work Rain in May screened at the 6th International Animation Festival Hiroshima ’96. In 1997, started the Thai Short Film and Video Festival. From 1998 to 2000, studied film archiving at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. Currently Director of the Thai Short Film and Video Festival, editor of Thai Film Quarterly and film archivist at the National Film Archive of Thailand.

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