Myanmar Diaries
Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway / 2022 / 70 min
In Burmese with English subtitles
Panorama, Berlin International Film Festival
Hot Docs Canadian Internationa Documentary Festival

When the Burmese military staged a coup in February 2021, it sparked protests and civil disobedience across the country. Putting their freedom and lives on the line, ten young anonymous Burmese filmmakers created short films that combine terrifying citizen journalists’ footage of the junta’s violent suppression with striking fictional images that creatively express the emotional state of the Burmese people. Compiled and edited together by another team of anonymous filmmakers in Europe, this urgent piece of activist cinema epitomises the importance of global collaboration in raising awareness for a crisis that has been forgotten by the world.

The Myanmar Film Collective
29/10 1:35PM PALACE ifc
* 10/11 7:30PM Broadway Cinematheque
18/11 8:00PM Broadway Cinematheque