Dutch Ambassador to host award ceremony for Principal Prince Claus Laureate of 2016
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On 13 June, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands H.E. Mr. Karel Hartogh will present the Principal Prince Claus Award to Thai filmmaker and artist Mr. Apichatpong Weerasethakul in Bangkok. Mr. Weerasethakul will receive the award in the presence of other Thai (film) artists, cinematographic associations, media and high ranking Thai government officials.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (1970, Khon Kaen) is a Thai independent filmmaker and artist who examines universal questions through the everyday realities of Thailand. According to the Prince Claus Awards Committee: “Apichatpong Weerasethakul is awarded for the visual richness, spiritual lyricism and intellectual depth of his provocative works, for his subtle yet powerful examination of the Thai realities that resonate beyond his own society, and for inspiring others by remaining uncompromisingly true to his own vision and principles.”
On 15 December 2016 the award was presented to the Thai filmmaker by His Royal Highness Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Other members of the Dutch Royal Family present at the ceremony in Amsterdam included His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, Her Majesty Queen Máxima, and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix. The Netherlands' Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation H.E. Ms. Lilianne Ploumen attended the ceremony as well.
The event last year coincided with the 20th anniversary celebration of the Prince Claus Fund.