Film Details

Village People Radio Show

Film Synopsis

In the propaganda war against the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM), much was made of the fact that the Party comprised ethnic Chinese who adopted atheistic political philosophy. This tactic proved effective, as the country was mainly Malay and Muslim. However, a large and influential division of the CPM comprised Malay—Muslims. This documentary is a portrayal of life in a tranquil South Thailand village, complete with mosque, where the retired members live in exile. Recollections of the decade long guerrilla war are interspersed with fictional Thai radio drama.


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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