Icarus Films • 1h 9m
Directed by Myanmar Film Collective • Documentary • 2023 • 70 minutes
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.
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