Phi Ta Khon: Ghosts of Isan (2006)

World Music Documentary
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Described as 'The Mardi Gras from Hell' and 'Thai Halloween', PHI TA KHON is a ghost festival that takes place every year in the Isan province of Northern Thailand. Meaning 'ghosts with human eyes' or ‘ghosts follow people’, Phi Ta Khon features magnificent costumes, ornate masks, decorative phallic icons, strange ceremonies, drinking, dancing, and endless addictive Mo Lam music in higher doses than most souls can process. A mind-blowing and obscure tradition hidden within the Indochine peninsula. Directed by Robert Millis.

No longer available on DVD.
This program made possible with the kind permission of Sublime Frequencies.

Related reading: "Punk Ethnography: Artists and Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies."

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