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UK Premiere: Myanmar Diaries (15) (LC) + Pre-recorded ScreenTalk (Online)

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Myanmar Diaries

Myanmar Diaries by the Myanmar Film Collective, an anonymous group of filmmakers, reveals the realities of life since February 1, 2021, when the country’s military overthrew the civilian government. 

Under the military’s rule of terror, the country’s media has been taken over with the junta jailing local & foreign journalists, repeatedly blocking mobile & internet communications. Moving between documentary & fiction, Myanmar Diaries is composed from a set of journalistic, raw, emotional, creative short films, smuggled out of the country and edited to express one strong voice of resistance encapsulating collective anger, fear and hope for a better future. It shares the voice of those who are standing up to the brutality of the military and fighting for freedom of expression. Awarded the inaugural Tony Elliott Impact Award, supported by Time Out.

ScreenTalk with producers Petr Lom & Corinne van Egeraat and a Myanmar Film Collective representative. Moderator Manny Maung, Myanmar Researcher, HRW    

Netherlands, Myanmar, Norway 2022 Dir The Myanmar Film Collective 70 min

Burmese with English subtitles

LC = Locally classified

This film contains footage of graphic violence throughout, strong language and dangerous behaviour which viewers may find distressing.

Available to watch on the Human Rights Watch Film Festival streaming platform from Thu 17 Mar at 12:01am, to Fri 25 March at 11:59pm.

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