Inside Songkhla: See Secrets, Splendors, Spirits of the South This Sunday

'Lost in Homeland'

BANGKOK — Take a deep look into Songkhla in the Deep South through the people who live there via a series of films in Bangkok this Sunday.

Shot throughout the province by German-American filmmaker Ryan Anderson, “Lost in Homeland” will show a dozen shorts telling stories of what makes it special, from a shaman who calls the spirits of the dead and female Muslim poet to an old lady who serves raw egg yolk on ice cream.

“Songkhla has a rich cultural history. It’s one of the oldest cities in the kingdom, but often overlooked by Thais and foreigners alike,” Anderson wrote. “When [we] visited for the first time, the Songkhla Heritage Society showed us around. We thought, ‘How has this unique town remained a secret for so long?’ … We wanted to help shine a spotlight on Songkhla and its unique cultural history.”

The project was co-created with local volunteers and the Songkhla Heritage Society.


Admission is free. The 60-minute shorts will show in English and Thai, with Thai subtitles, at 7pm this Sunday at Jam. The bar-cafe-gallery is a five-minute walk from BTS Surasak’s exit No. 2 on Soi Charoen Rat 1.


The film has played at small cafes and theaters in Nan, Satun and Phuket provinces. After Bangkok, it will travel to Malaysia and Singapore.