In Bangkok, Thailand, women punch a clock and wait for clients in a brightly lit glass box; in the red-light district of Faridpur, Bangladesh, a madam haggles over the price of a teenage girl; and in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico, crack-addicted women pray to a deity named Lady Death.
Winner of the Orizzonti Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, Michael Glawogger's latest larger-than-life documentary is an audacious, non-judgmental study of sexuality, politics, human behavior and the effects of capital and religion on both women and men from starkly different cultures.
Interview with Michael Glawogger, the director of Whores' Glory
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Quasi-Lockdown in Bangkok, Thailand (Day 1 - July 12, 2021)
Take a look at what the "quasi-lockdown" in Bangkok, Thailand looks like via motorcycle and on foot. People are out and about, pharmacies, mobile phone and computer shops are open, as well as restaurants and food vendors for takeaway. This is part one of the series illustrating everyday life in the city.
It seems to me that this latest "lockdown" or whatever you choose to call it, is exactly the same as the first "lockdown." So why isn't it a lockdown then? Because the government prefers people use some other word. Perhaps we are simply "fenced in." Either way, the Thai military has set up checkpoints throughout the country to make sure no one gets past the provincial lines.