For Immediate Release
January 25, 2013
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BROCKPORT, NY—An anthropology professor from The College at Brockport, State University of New York, will have her documentary screened at The Little Theatre in downtown Rochester January 26. Pilapa Esara’s ethnographic documentary, Day In, Day Out: Selling Food in Bangkok, will be shown at the theatre for the second time this week at 2 pm.
The film, based in a Thai slum, reveals the challenges faced by Bangkok’s working-poor as seen through the eyes of a food vendor, Khun Tip. It chronicles her daily struggles to make a living. Esara, who has long-term ties with the slum community, was living in the slum at the time of filming. She was able to film family members from the moment they got out of bed.
The Little Theater screens the best short films made in New York State as part of their NYFQ series. Esara’s 15-minute film, which has also been screened at national and international film festivals, will be one of six films produced by local artists to be screened.
“I’ve been privileged to have my documentary shown in Athens, Greece and New York City, but nothing beats having it shown in my own town and at a venue like ‘The Little,’” Esara says.
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