Men Are Human, Women Are Buffalo uses a modern variant of shadow puppets (nang talung) and interviews with a range of women in a powerful film about gender relations in modern Thailand. Women from a range of social origins explain their struggles against violence, discrimination and oppression.
This is a powerful film that will challenge students and enliven their discussions regarding the gender relations in Thailand. It takes on difficult issues. It provides some answers, but allows considerable space for classroom discussion.
Kevin Hewison Professor, Department of Asian Studies Director, Carolina Asia Center, University of North Carolina