Director Defends ‘Hitler Scene’ in Thai Junta Film

 Director Defends ‘Hitler Scene’ in Thai Junta Film

Caption of the ‘Twelve values’ film by the Thai Junta.

BANGKOK — A Thai director has defended a scene of schoolchildren painting and applauding a picture of Adolf Hitler in his short film, which was commissioned by Thailand’s ruling military junta.

The short, called “30,” is a part of “Thai Niyom (Thai Pride),” a 12-part film that portrays Prime Minister and junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha’s teachings, known as the “Twelve Values.”

The film was produced by the Office of Prime Minister and screened for free in cinemas across the country on 6 December.

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