Myanmar Diaries (2022)
by the Myanmar Film Collective
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 and citizen journalists.
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 is a seamless whole 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.
* WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY Berlinale 2022 *
* WINNER AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD Berlinale 2022 *
* WINNER 3rd PRICE PANORAMA AUDIENCE AWARD Berlinale 2022 *
* WINNER TONY ELLIOTT IMPACT AWARD from TIME OUT 2022
and the Human Rights Watch London Film Festvial*
* WINNER BEST DIRECTOR One World Film Festival 2022 *
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Format & Length
Feature Hybrid Documentary - 2022
Format & Length: 70 mins
Made by the Myanmar Film Collective
Producer: ZIN Documentaire
Co-production: The Myanmar Film Collective, Ten Thousand Images
Broadcaster: KRO-NCRV/de Boeddhistische Blik
Supported by: the Netherlands Filmfund and the Fritt Ord Foundation
Distribution Autlook Filmsales