SPIRITS

Thailand

4’ 30”, 2017

DIRECTED BY

Ryan Anderson

PRODUCED BY

OXLAEY Media

SCRIPTWRITER

Rossmarin Onprom, Monrudee Khunpet

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Ryan Anderson

EDITED BY

Ryan Anderson

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A shaman in southern Thailand communes with village spirits. Mr. Thumsuan reunites families with the ghosts of their dead relatives. He is one of southern Thailand’s last professional spirit mediums. During the three-day ritual called Limon, he invites spirits to inhabit a woman in the village. As one spirit enters her body, the woman begins to shake. “It’s the same as when the wind touches the trees,” says Mr. Thumsuan. “You see the leaves blow, but can you see the wind? No – but you still believe it’s the wind.” Spirits is a short documentary filmed in Songkhla, Thailand, opening a window into this fascinating ritual – a ritual ever witnessed by only a handful of Thais.