It was the summer of 2015, my luen p (รุ่นพี่) (a kind of older brother in Thai culture) shared an idea he had to do a story on punks in Chiang May and an eventual art show highlighting the history of punks in the area. He needed someone to create a documentary and I needed an excuse to live out of my suitcase the next 4 months in the North of Thailand. I was fortunate enough to have my friend Jen K. come to help produce, film and translate parts of the documentary.
I didn’t have much experience or knowledge about filmmaking (that might be more obvious once you watch the video) but all I knew was that I wanted to be there to document it all and help share the story of these special and unique characters.
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If you would like to read a bit more (in English) about Chiang Mai punks and the history I recommended popping over to this blog post by my friend Dave Crimaldi, in which he interviews Sophie of The Elected Officials. An American native who was in Thailand in the early years of hardcore.