RSS file with home page updates in XML RSS Info divider Bookmark and Share divider email Join our email list! divider Register Login cartCart
Icarus Film
Films from independent
producers worldwide.
32 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201divider(718) 488 8900
Myanmar Diaries

A film by the Myanmar Film Collective

 Text Size  Increase Font Size   Decrease Font Size   divider Printable VersionPrintable Version

film still

COMING SOON

Myanmar Diaries is comprised 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. MYANMAR DIARIES is extremely urgent film in a time when Myanmar has almost disappeared from the news headlines around the world.

“A defiant act of creative resistance.” —Screen Daily

“Despite the lo-fi aspect of all of the segments, they are connected in an admirably consistent way and have a well-built chronology and dynamics that keep the viewer not only engaged, but genuinely moved, at times also flabbergasted. If the news won't show Myanmar, cinema will, and it has the power to create empathy and awaken humanness in audiences numbed by the mainstream and social media.” —Cineuropa

“Chronicles life under the junta in harrowing detail.” —The Hollywood Reporter

“A remarkable piece of guerilla filmmaking.” —Timeout

Best Documentary, Berlinale Panorama 2022
MoMA Doc Fortnight 2022
FICCI 2022
HUMAN IDFF 2022
Human Rights Watch Film Festival London 2022
Hot Docs 2022
It’s All True Film Festival 2022
Doc Edge 2022
Best Director Award International Competition, One World 2022
Docs Against Gravity 2022
Biografilm 2022
Chantal Akerman Experimental Documentary Prize, Jerusalem Film Festival 2022
Guanajuato Film Festival 2022
Busan International Film Festival 2022
Film Festival Diritti Umani 2022

70 minutes / Color
Burmese / English subtitles
Release: 2023
Copyright: 2022

Subject areas:
Asia, Southeast Asia, Comparative Government, Political Science

Watch the trailer:

Related Titles:
Home | New | Titles | Subjects | PDFs | Ordering | Resources | Latest News | Site Map   
About | Closed Captioned | Best Sellers | Study Guides | Filmmakers | RSS | Screenings   
address
  Follow Us! On...
Facebook Follow Icarus Films on Twitter Instagram Vimeo YouTube
Copyright (c) 2023, Icarus Films
Last Updated January 21, 2023 [Build 3.0.a053-c7]
Privacy Policy