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Directed by Champ Ensminger

YAI NIN is a documentary short film about a Thai businesswoman and family matriarch, Ninlawan Pinyo. She is the proprietor of a brand of Thai sausage made in Chiang Mai, and has lived above her factory her entire life. The film depicts Nin at her home in Chiang Mai, watching over her factory while interacting with her family in America through technology. While her relationship with her children – all now American with their own kids – is strained by distance, she takes on the role of mother figure for the workers and caretakers that live and work around her.

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Southeast Asian Tracks

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