Southern Discomfort

Photo-Illustration, Photos courtesy Manit Sriwanichpoom

The four-year strife between separatists and army troops in Thailand's south has cost some 3,000 lives, yet is probably the world's least covered Islamic insurgency. The fatal 2006 beating of an idealistic Thai schoolteacher has, however, led to Citizen Juling, a documentary that more than makes up for lost exposure — with nearly four hours of raw video footage probing both that crime and society's knee-jerk response. "I left everything in so viewers could come to their own conclusions," says writer turned filmmaker Ing K, who collaborated with photographer Manit Sriwanichpoom and opposition politician Kraisak Choonhavan on...

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