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Following a military coup on February 1, 2021, Myanmar's junta of terror and subsequent uprising of civil disobedience was met with little to no international media attention. Produced anonymously by 10 young and bold Burmese filmmakers, Myanmar Diaries is both an urgent call to action to address human rights abuses and a thought-provoking work of art. Moving organically between documentary and fiction and combining raw mobile phone footage with reconstructions based on true events, the film acts as a courageous form of resistance and undoubtedly features elements of documentary in its purest form. In a place where democratic media no longer exists, the use of cell phone footage is not a gimmick or an aesthetic choice, it's a desperate necessity. It's the only device available to document the truth and the vile actions of a government that no longer cares about its own citizens. Ravi Srinivasan

Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Myanmar Film Collective
  • Producer(s)

    • Corinne van Egeraat
  • Writer(s)

    • Myanmar Film Collective
  • Editor(s)

    • Myanmar Film Collective
  • Cinematography

    • Myanmar Film Collective
  • Sound

    • Myanmar Film Collective
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Promotional Partners

Community Partner: Human Rights Watch

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