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MYANMAR DIARIES

The Myanmar Film Collective
NL MM NO 2022    52' 70'
⚬ Current Affairs & Politics ⚬ Human Rights 

Synopsis

A hybrid film about life under the regime of terror in Myanmar in the aftermath of its military coup of February 1st 2021, told through personal stories by a group of anonymous young Burmese filmmakers.

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The Myanmar Film Collective

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ZIN Documentary

“a defiant act of creative resistance” - Screen Daily

 

“chronicles life under the junta in harrowing detail” - The Hollywood Reporter

 

“a remarkable piece of guerrilla filmmaking” - TimeOut

 

“if the news won't show Myanmar, cinema will” - Cineuropa 

 

“breathless slices of everyday courage” - Screen Daily

 

“powerful and poetic” - Modern Times

 

“an impressively investigative and deeply courageous film... The world needs this film” - Amnesty International Award Jury Statement

 

“a truly arresting cocktail of nail-biting storytelling, guerilla inventiveness, raw courage and filmmaking craft” - Tony Elliott Impact Award Jury Statement

 

“risking their lives to expose atrocities in Myanmar” - Deadline

 

“Anonymous citizen journalists paint a harrowing scene” - Variety

 

“Powerful images, powerful testimony” - Berliner Zeitung

 

“Protest and resistance from the people's perspective” - Deutschlandfunk Kultur

 

“Like a message in a bottle...to remind the world: we are still here” - ARD

 

Awards

Tony Elliott Impact Award

Human Rights Watch Film Festival London 2022

Best Documentary

Berlinale 2022

Amnesty International Award

Berlinale 2022

3rd Place Panorama Audience Award

Berlinale 2022

Best Director Award International Competition

One World IFF 2022

Camera Justitia Award

Movies That Matter 2022

Best Documentary Film

IFCC Cologne 2022

Special Mention

DocsBarcelona 2022

Audience Award International Competition

Biografilm 2022

Ripple Effect Impact Award

DocEdge 2022

Human Rights Dox Award

DokuFest 2022

Chantal Akerman Experimental Documentary Prize

Jerusalem Film Festival 2022

Festivals

Berlinale Panorama 2022

MoMA Doc Fortnight 2022

FICCI 2022

HUMAN IDFF 2022

Human Rights Watch FF London 2022

Hot Docs 2022

It’s All True FF 2022

Doc Edge 2022

One World 2022

Docs Against Gravity 2022

Biografilm 2022

Jerusalem FF 2022

Guanajuato FF 2022

Busan IFF 2022

Film Details

Runtimes 52' 70'
Spoken Languages Burmese

Production Countries

The Netherlands, Myanmar, Norway

Biography

The Myanmar Film Collective is a group of anonymous young filmmakers in Myanmar determined to keep making films in the aftermath of the military coup of February 1st as an act of creative resistance. 

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