Myanmar Diaries, dirs. The Myanmar Film Collective, Myanmar 2022, 70 min., Burmese with English subtitles cert18
Wed 1 March // 19:00
Tickets: £5 (full) pay more if you wish to support Burmese Good Causes
A film about life under the regime of terror in Myanmar in the aftermath of the military coup of February 1st 2021, told through personal stories by a group of anonymous young Burmese filmmakers (the Myanmar Film Collective).
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 the courageous resistance to it.
The film shows how Myanmar goes from the miliary 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 is a seamless whole in which the filmmakers find innovative creative ways to keep the protagonists anonymous.
An extremely urgent film in a time when Myanmar has almost disappeared from the news headlines around the world.
There will Burmese street food for sale to raise money for good causes in Myanmar and the film will be followed by a Q & A.
AAPP (Burma) estimate that to date 2,716 have been killed, 17,104 arrested and 13,360 still detained.
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