Thai title: ฟ้าต่ำแผ่นดินสูง
English title: Boundary
Director: Nontawat Numbenchapol
Thai movie ฟ้าต่ำแผ่นดินสูง / "Boundary" was temporarily banned in year 2013. An official movie trailer lasting three minutes can still be seen. Director Nontawat Numbenchapol made a documentary movie about the Preah Vihear temple and the Thai-Cambodian border dispute about it. The movie was banned as it could "persuade viewers to falsely believe” incorrect information. The director argued that the film shows the point of view of every side and so that his movie is neutral. After one week, the Thai censors have admitted they were wrong and removed the ban. The censors also asked the director to remove two seconds of ambient sound in an early scene of the movie. That scene was during the New Year’s celebration at the Ratchaprasong Intersection during which a master of ceremonies announces on stage: “Let’s countdown to celebrate HM the King’s 84th anniversary”. The censors expressed concerns that this might lead to misinterpretation. The movie background is related to Preah Vihear temple located at Thai Cambodian border and this issue has been dragging since decades. The International Court of Justice ruled in year 1962 that Preah Vihear temple belongs to Cambodia but disputes over ownership are still happening.
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