Burma Storybook

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BURMA STORYBOOK (2017) 82 min.

Burma Storybook is a creative documentary about a country emerging from years of dictatorship, told through Burmese poetry. The film circles around the story of the country’s most famous living dissident poet, as he waits for his long-lost son to return home.


IFFR Rotterdam, CPHDOX, Visions du Reel, Docaviv, One World Prague, Reykjavik, Rio Film Festival, Hong Kong Film Festival, Tromso, Jaipur, Luang Prabang, Cinema Verite Tehran, JAFF Yogyakara, Asiatica Filmmediale Rome, Film South Asia Kathmandu, Inconvenient Films Vilnius, Astra Romania, TIEFF Taiwan, VIFF Vancouver, Nuremberg, Fukuoaka, Batumi Georgia, Darwin, Malaysia Freedom Festival, Golden Apricot Armenia, Doc Edge NZ, Documentarist Istanbul, Millenium Docs Warsaw, TRT Istanbul, MOOV Belgium, IFFR Curacao


Opening Night Film HRHDIFF Yangon, Closing Night Film Cinema du Reel, Best Edit Jaipur film Festival, Best Documentary Kazan Film Festival


IKON docs, Netherlands Film Fund, Netherland Film Fund Production Incentive, CoBO Fund, North Norwegian Film Centre, Democracy and Media Foundation, Fritt Ord Foundation, Prins Bernhard CultuurFonds, JabFilm


Director& cinematographer: Petr Lom
Producer: Corinne van Egeraat
Co-Producer: John Arvid Berger
Editor: Dorith Vinken, Stefan Kamp, Petr Lom
Composer: Geir Jenssen / Biosphere
Sound Design: Jeroen Goeijers
Sound Edit: Jeroen Goeijers, Rune Hansen
Line Producer: Constant van Panhuys
Colorist: Martin Klein
Assistant Directors: Pyae Sone Win, San Zaw Htway
Poetry Consultant: Khin Aung Aye

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