LGBTI Documentary Night at the Dutch Embassy in Bangkok, 25 January

Storytelling is at the root of improving the lives of LGBTI people. Change begins when LGBTI people are heard, when they leave a trail. Being part of cultural heritage begins with documenting your own culture.

The Embassy of the Netherlands is hosting a one-evening festival of LGBTI documentary movies in the beautiful open-air setting of the Embassy Gardens. We are glad to invite you for this event on:

Thursday evening 25 January 2018, 6pm at the Embassy of The Netherlands
Entrance: 106 Wireless Road (Opposite All Seasons Place), Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok

Admission is free. Registration via email is necessary via Bring your passport/ID card for admittance to the Embassy. Book early, because seating is limited!

Program Information

6pm drinks and snacks in the Embassy Gardens. 7pm start of program, with:


Out&About (2016, 30 min.)

Out & About dives into the world of family members of LGBT’s in countries where being gay is illegal, or strong stigmas exist. Of the entire social circle, it’s the parents in particular that experience the greatest dilemma, often feeling stuck between two worlds. It gives an insight into Russia, Kenia and Indonesia. Filmmaker: Koen Suidgeest

Open the Last Closed Door a Vietnamese LGBTI Road Movie (short, 2018, 1:36 min.)

Two friends – one gay, one straight – jump on their motorcycle with a rainbow flag and drive from Hanoi (North) to HoChiMinCity (South). Along the road they interview people about SOGIE issues (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression).

Over the Black Rainbow (short, 2017, ) on Waria’s (transwomen) Indonesia. Photogpraher: Yoppy Pieter

Neverland (short, 2017,  ). South Thailand. Filmmaker Samak Kosem  Salam Soray Group)

Love & Other Matters on Myanmar (2015, 38 min.)

Love & Other Matters introduces us to seven very different LGBT people living in Myanmar. A warm and humorous documentary about the most human aspect of us all: the desire to love, be loved and be accepted. Filmmaker: Su Su Hlaing


Representative Dutch Embassy

Prof Vitit Muntarbhorn (Chulalongkorn University)

Mr Samak Kosem (Filmmaker, Salam soray Group)

Mr Robert Witlox (Document Our History Now)

Co-organisors and sponsors: Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands, Document Our History Now, OUTBKK, Human Rights in the Picture, Heineken.