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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.

Myanmar Diaries is built up of short films by ten young anonymous Burmese filmmakers, combined with emotionally harrowing citizen journalism documenting the junta‚Äôs 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.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2022
Production country:
Myanmar
Netherlands
Co production country:
Norway
Release date (international):
2022-02-13
Production company:
ZIN documentaire
Co production company:
Ten Thousand Images
Producer:
Corinne van Egeraat
Co producer:
Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas
Sales agent:
Autlook Filmsales GmbH

Director

  • The Myanmar Film Collective

    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.    

Crew

Director:
The Myanmar Film Collective
Screenplay:
The Myanmar Film Collective
Cinematographer:
The Myanmar Film Collective
Editor:
The Myanmar Film Collective
Sound Design:
The Myanmar Film Collective

Technical information

Format:
HD
Colour:
Colour
Length in min's:
70'
Subtitles:
English

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