Myanmar Diaries

Myanmar Diaries

Czech premiere

The February 2021 military coup stole Myanmar’s chances for democracy. Ten opposition activists shot a harsh, yet fragile, testimony on the boundary between documentary and live-action film.

Authentic mobile phone footage captures soldiers shooting at demonstrators and arresting those who stand up against the military dictatorship. Dramatic amateur videos alternate with intimate acted scenes, which, rather than telling a story, communicate the feelings arising from the turbulent events that took place in Myanmar in 2021. What does it feel like when the world forgets about you at a time when things are at their worst? A group of filmmakers, who like the majority of the other protagonists remain anonymous for safety reasons, try to capture the essence of the situation. The film is a raw testimony to what plays out in people’s homes and minds when a military junta takes over “out there”.

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About the film

Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway
2022 / 70 min.

Director
The Myanmar Film Collective

Language
Burmese

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

The Myanmar Film Collective

The Myanmar Film Collective

2022 - Myanmar Diaries

Screenings

26. 3.
20:30 h
Praha: Kino Lucerna VS
Discussion
Petr Lom, creative producer
Corinne van Egeraat, producer
28. 3.
18:00 h
Praha: Atlas MS
29. 3.
18:00 h
Praha: Ponrepo
Discussion
Sabe A. Soe, director Burma Center Prague

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