Limitless Cinema in Broken English

April 22, 2008

THEY KILLED PHRA SUPOJ SUWAJO

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:19 pm

This is my comment in Bioscope Webboard:
http://www.bioscopemagazine.com/smf/index.php?topic=1069.0

I just read about the documentary film THEY KILLED SISTER DOROTHY (2008, Daniel Junge) and it reminds me of Phra Supoj Suwajo’s case in Thailand.

 

This is the website of the documentary.
http://www.theykilledsisterdorothy.com/

I copied this information from the website below:
http://www.cinematical.com/2008/03/14/sxsw-review-they-killed-sister-dorothy/

“On February 12, 2005, Sister Dorothy Stang, a Catholic nun and environmental and social activist, was gunned down in the Brazilian rainforest in which she had lived and worked for over 30 years. The trials of the gunmen and the rancher accused of arranging for her murder sent shockwaves through the environmental community, exposing the politics surrouding the battle over the future of the rain forest and the plight of the peasant farmers who live there.”

The information about Phra Supoj Suwajo’s case can be read from the link below:
http://www.prachatai.com/english/news.php?id=487

“The circumstance will be remembered surrounding the brutal slaying of Phra Supoj Suwajo, the activist monk of the Buddhadasa Study Group and the abbot of the Suan Metta Dhamma Meditation Centre, Ban Huai Ngu, Sansai Subdistrict, Fang District, Chiang Mai Province, who was killed on 17 June 2005. This case has aroused continuing public interest….

This can be said to be the problem of global competition for resources among capitalists-administrators in order to obtain the highest benefit for themselves.”

This is what Phra Kittisak Kittisophano said about the case:

“Yes. You can see that no matter who is in charge at the time, whether it is Pol Lt Col Thaksin Shinawatra or Gen Surayud Chulanont under the CNS, or under the 2007 Constitution, this case has limited importance. When we go to see the Minister of Justice, we are told that this case has to wait because there are more important cases they have to deal with first.”

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