Scene from the film Away
Scene from the film Away
Scene from the film Away
Scene from the film Away
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After the 2014 coup d’état in Thailand, 400 citizens associated with political activism were summoned by the Junta, and many more were accused. Writer-activist Wat Wanlayangkool was among those summoned, but he decided not to report himself but fly away from the country.

Wat was getting around to his life as a refugee in Laos, cherishing the best living condition he could get despite all limitations. He planned to spend his life there as a long-term refugee and even bought land to build a house.

However, the ones being affected by his refuge are his family members. Their home has transformed into a faraway concept. To keep waiting for each part of their home to reunite, they need hope and patience.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Teeraphan Ngowjeenanan
  • Cinematography
    Teeraphan Ngowjeenanan
  • Editing
    Teeraphan Ngowjeenanan
  • Runtime
    36 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Thailand
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2020
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020
  • Awards
    • Best Short Documentary, Bangkok Critics Assembles 2020
    • Best Documentary, Thai Short Film & Video Festival 2019 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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