Anak Selatae (Son of the South)
, formerly titled Between the Verse and the King
, follows the journey into manhood of several young Malay-Muslims from southern Thailand. They are being called up for the annual military draft. For the Malay-Muslim recruits, the draft holds a bitter irony: they are being asked to sacrifice their lives for a country that has failed to include them as Muslims and ethnic Malays in its vision of a monolithic Buddhist Thai culture.