Myanmar Diaries

Myanmar Diaries

International Forum

COUNTRY: Netherlands YEAR: 2022 RUNTIME: 70 min

DIRECTED BY: Myanmar Film Collective

LANGUAGE(S): Burmese

SUBTITLES: English

SCRIPT: Myanmar Film Collective

PRODUCED BY: Corinne van Egeraat

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Myanmar Film Collective

EDITED BY: Myanmar Film Collective

SCREENINGS

SYNOPSIS

MYANMAR DIARIES is built up of short films by ten young anonymous Burmese filmmakers, combined with emotionally harrowing citizen journalism documenting the junta’s brutality, as well as courageous resistance to it. The film shows how Myanmar goes from the military coup to nation-wide protests and civil disobedience, to barbaric repression where thousands of peaceful protesters are imprisoned and murdered, to a growing popular armed revolt against this monstrous military junta.

Moving organically back and forth between documentary and fiction, the film offers a seamless flow in which the filmmakers find innovative creative ways to keep their protagonists anonymous. An extremely urgent film in a time when Myanmar has almost disappeared from the news headlines around the world.

Myanmar Film Collective

The Myanmar Film Collective is a group of anonymous filmmakers in Myanmar along with an anonymous group of European film professionals determined to keep making films in the aftermath of the military coup in Myanmar as an act of creative resistance. The Burmese filmmakers are both young men and women.

Myanmar Diaries (2022)

PRODUCTION: ZIN Documentaire (info@zindoc.nl)

WORLD SALES: Autlook Filmsales (welcome@autlookfilms.com)