Thu 9 Dec, 7pm
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About This Event
– This event takes place in the Zilkha Auditorium at Whitechapel Gallery
– You must purchase a ticket to attend the event. Concession tickets are available. If you require a Personal Assistant to support your attendance, we can offer them a seat free of charge, but it must be arranged in advance.
– This film features a range of languages including Burmese, with English subtitles
– This event is suitable for those over the age of 16
– We are unable to provide British Sign Language interpretation for this event
– We are unable to provide live closed captioning or CART for this event.
– This event last approximately 2 hours. There are no rest breaks currently scheduled during this event.
– An audio recording of the Q&A portion of the event can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org following the event.
– To the best of our knowledge, there are no planned disruptions to local transport on the date of the event.
– Our nearest train stations – Aldgate East Underground (1 min) and Whitechapel Overground (15 min) – are not wheelchair accessible. The closest wheelchair accessible station is Shoreditch High Street (15 min) or Liverpool Street (15 min).
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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.
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.