It’s been a while since Rupert James joined us with his discombobulated salary man of A Pickled Sunday, but boy has he got serious since then. Through his production company The Human
Eye Corporation, Rupert’s sights have been firmly set on recent events in Bangkok.
The images are gorgeous, the destruction they show not so much so.
The apocalyptic counter-strike and mayhem of the consequent meltdown of Wednesday, May the 19th has left a still-weeping, iconic wound that will fester for years to come.
Sadder still though, the coupling of the the glorious state-claimed victory over terrorism with the mass, material mourning of this city infrastructure leaves little room for the individual lives lost in the final flourishes of the crackdown.
Written and directed by Rupert James
Music by Stars of the Lid
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