Cinema - Myanmar Diaries - VISUAL

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CINEMA - Myanmar Diaries

MYANMAR DIARIES will be the collective expression of the youth born in the '90s and the older generation who have grown up during the military rule. In it, you will see not just the despair, but also the absurdity of the whole situation, the sheer horror of the foolishness of the thirst for power, as well as the never-ending hope that there is still a chance for good in this seemingly hopeless world.

Tuesday 7th November 2023 | 7.30pm

Admission: €7

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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 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.

Director: The Myanmar Film Collective
70 mins | Netherlands, Myanmar, Norway | 2022

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