Sponsored by Melnitz Movies, the Asia Institute, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and Thai Smakom.
Los Angeles premiere of "Agrarian Utopia." Facing seizure of their lands, two families find themselves farming together on the same field, hoping to get through just one more rice-farming season like every year. But no matter how much the world is evolving, how much the country is going through economic, political and social changes, they still cannot grasp the ideology of happiness. How can we dream of utopia while our stomach is still grumbling?
DIRECTOR: Uruphong Raksasad, In Thai with English subtitles, 2009, HDCam, 122 min
View the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj4eHeo_l7g
Melnitz Movies is funded through the UCLA Graduate Student Association and the ASUCLA Student Interaction Fund.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
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