29 September 2020

Thai Cinema Uncensored


Thai Cinema Uncensored
My first book, Thai Cinema Uncensored, went on sale today. Published in paperback by Silkworm Books, it’s the first full-length history of Thai film censorship. The book examines how Thai filmmakers approach culturally sensitive subjects—sex, religion, and politics—and how their films have been banned as a result. It also features interviews with ten leading Thai directors: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Yuthlert Sippapak, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Nontawat Numbenchapol, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Thunska Pansittivorakul, Ing Kanjanavanit, Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, Kanittha Kwunyoo, and Surasak Pongson.

Thai Cinema Uncensored will be released in the US and the UK on 21st March 2021, distributed by the University of Washington Press, and is available for pre-order at all major online book retailers (including Amazon). It is also available as an e-book (Kindle, Google Books, and Kobo). In Thailand, the cover price is ฿650, while the US edition will cost $27.95 and the UK price will be £20.99.