Video Recorded 19th /20th March 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand by Richard Edkins. Music '3 is not the magic number' - Diùra 2010
"Thailand has been gripped by a paralysing political crisis since Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted from office in a military coup in September 2006. When Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva was chosen as prime minister in December 2008, some Thais hoped the protests had finally come to an end. But the political schism is far from over. In March 2010 the pro-Thaksin red-shirts launched new protests aimed at bringing the government down.
The impression given of the red-shirts in pro-government media is of a Thaksin-fixated rabble, prone to violence. But red-shirt leaders say their movement is about much more than one man and his money; they say the movement is about more profound social change. They say that every vote should count, and that Thailand should break out of a pattern of military intervention supporting an elite bureaucratic system.
14 Mar 2010: Red-shirts converge on Bangkok, hold first big rally, occupy government district
16 Mar 2010: Protesters splash their own blood at Government House
20 March: Red-shirts Auto Rally, demonstration around city
30 Mar: A round of talks with the government ends in deadlock
3 Apr: Red-shirts occupy Bangkok shopping district
7 Apr: PM Abhisit orders state of emergency
10 Apr: Troops try to clear protesters; 25 people are killed and hundreds injured
22 Apr: Grenade blasts kill one and injure 85 near protest hub; each side blames the other
13-17 May: 36 killed in Bangkok clashes"
Above News Source: BBC News news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7584005.stm
Video by Richard Edkins. Recorded 19th /20th March 2010 Bangkok, Thailand
Music by Diùra 2010 diura.info/
Shot on Canon 5D, edited in Final Cut Pro, no colour grading...