Mercy (2002)

Mercy is told from the diary of Luk Nam, an 11-year-old girl who loses her family and best friend to AIDS at the Mercy Centre community hospice in a slum community in Bangkok. The film was shown at 13 international film festivals and was supported by United Nations HIV/AIDS Agency.

Film Festivals

Special Jury Award, Ojai Film Festival, Oak View, California

New Zealand International Human Rights Film Festival

East Asia Institute of Visual Anthropology Film Festival, Yunnan University

Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Estonia

Fukuoka Asian Film Festival, Japan

Pride International Film Festival, Manila

2004 AIDS Film Festival, Bangkok

Durango Film Festival, Colorado

University of California – Irvine Human Rights Film Festival

Bangkok International Film Festival

4th SIMA Film Festival, Tehran, Iran

Advocacy Screenings

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Veterans Affairs Hospital, Seattle, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, Bangkok University, Thailand, Dhurakitpundit University, Thailand, Psychosocial Medicine rounds, Roosevelt Clinic, University of Washington Medical Center, XV International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, SEAMEO-SPAFA Buddhism and HIV/AIDS, Bangkok, Thailand, Mobile AIDS Awareness Tour, Thailand, San Francisco State University
City College of San Francisco
University of Washington – Seattle
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Maryland Institute College of Arts, Baltimore
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Columbia University, New York
University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco Art Institute
Maitri AIDS Hospice, San Francisco
Oakland Children’s Hospital, Oakland
National Broadcast, Thailand
Premiere, Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, Bangkok
World AIDS Day screening, UNAIDS, Bangkok, Thailand
World AIDS Day screening, Mercy Center, Klong Toey, Thailand
UNESCO – Anticipating the Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Education Sector in Southeast Asia, Thailand
International Conference on Culture and Context in Development, Thailand
“Culture, Context and Choice: Issues in Development” Thailand
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill
The Lighthouse AIDS Hospice, London
Bangkok University, Thailand
Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Film Information

Running time 55:00 (2002) Produced with UNAIDS Asia Pacific Regional Office

Director Jeanne Hallacy, Cinematographer Jeanne Hallacy and Jamlong Saiyot, Editor  Lawan Jirasuradej Music Roland Lee

Languages: Thai with English subtitles.