Sun 15 May | 18:45 | Rialto De Pijp | Q&A with Producer Corinne van Egeraat
On February 1, 2021, a military coup erupted in Myanmar and sparked nationwide protests and civil disobedience. Following the violent repression and imprisonment of thousands of peaceful protesters, there is now growing armed resistance against the junta. Composed of short films by ten young, anonymous Burmese filmmakers, this hybrid documentary moves between mobile phone footage from citizen journalists and fictional stories that speak an urgent truth. At a time when Myanmar has almost disappeared from world news, Myanmar Diaries is a pressing reminder of the repression and resistance that remain an everyday reality.
A group of young Burmese filmmakers continue their work – as an act of creative resistance against the military regime. The group has chosen to remain anonymous for their own safety, as thousands are being arrested and murdered for resisting the military regime.
Awards: Berlinale Documentary Award, Amnesty International Film Award
Movies That Matter – Camera Justitia Award