Burma Storybook

  • Giant Buddha in Mawlawmyine
  • Main character poet Maung Aung Pwint and his wife
  • hand of maung aung pwint central characte of film, dissident poet.

Past Event

This event was on Thu 9 Dec, 7pm

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“Magnificent images that linger on the screen and in your soul.”The Globe and Mail

Corinne van Egeraat and Petr Lom present their 2017 documentary about a country (then) 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. The directors are in conversation remotely following the screening.

Find out more about the film here.

This event is part of our season Ways of Knowing: Earth / Matter.

About Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat

Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat are a filmmaking couple based in the Netherlands.  Petr Lom is an internationally respected human rights filmmaker whose award winning films have premiered at Sundance, Berlinale, IDFA, Locarno and Rotterdam, screened at more than 250 festivals around the world and broadcast in more than thirty countries. 

Creative producer and director Corinne van Egeraat is known for innovative storytelling.  In addition to directing many films in the Netherlands, she is now producing projects that especially focus on artists in countries where freedom of expression is threatened. 

They have combined their strengths together on their last two films – ANA ANA (“I am me” in Arabic) and now Burma Storybook.