Myanmar Film Collective
Myanmar Diaries
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Myanmar Diaries

Myanmar Diaries

Myanmar Film Collective

2021
90 min.
France, Switzerland, Netherlands and Palestinian Territories
Burmese
Subtitles: Catalan and English

A powerful cry of collective condemnation against the atrocities of General Min Aung Hlaing in Myanmar. Cinema as a weapon of defence against dictatorial horror.

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Direction
Myanmar Film Collective
Production
Corinne van Egeraat, Petr Lom
Synopsis

The Myanmar Film Collective anonymously signs these powerful film diaries to condemn the atrocities committed by General Min Aung Hlaing in Myanmar since the coup d'état in 2021. This young collective of anonymous filmmakers put their lives on the line to show the harsh reality of their country. Mixing documentary and fiction, they build a cinematic monument that conveys the suffocating nightmare that is to live with blatant violations of human rights. Cinema and imagination as a defense weapon against dictatorial horror. A powerful work awarded as Best Documentary at the Berlinale 2022.

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Myanmar Film Collective

Myanmar Film Collective

Director

Myanmar Film Collective In such extraordinary difficult times, a group of young Burmese filmmakers –...

Awards and festivals

Locarno Film Festival
Switzerland, 2021
IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
The Netherlands, 2021
FIPADOC - International Documentary Festival
Francia, 2022
First Look - Museum of the Moving Image
USA, 2022
Myanmar Film Collective
Myanmar Diaries
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Reviews

"The narrative simplicity of some of his fiction pieces make it more powerful and the documentary parts (...) they possess a raw energy of despair, fury and protest".

— Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

"It is both an urgent denunciation of human rights abuses and an artistic work that invites reflection".

— Lee Marshall, Screendaily
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