MYANMAR DIARIES screens on March 4, at 6:00 PM at Doc Fortnight at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Myanmar Diaries is built up 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 offers a seamless flow in which the filmmakers find innovative creative ways to keep their protagonists anonymous.
An extremely urgent film in a time when Myanmar has almost disappeared from the news headlines around the world.
Netherlands-based ZINDOC produced MYANMAR DIARIES. Creative producer Corinne van Egeraat and her director partner Petr Lom lived in Myanmar from 2013-2017 teaching film and documentary photography, and making their feature documentary Burma Storybook.