Canada, Germany, Myanmar 2022Language:BurmeseSubtitles:GermanDirector:Snow Hnin Ei HlaingCinematographer:Soe Kyaw Htin TunEditor:Mila Aung-Thwin, Ryan Mullins, Snow Hnin Ei HlaingMusic:Olivier Alary, Johannes MalfattiProducer:Bob Moore, Ulla Lehmann, Mila Aung-Thwin, Snow Hnin Ei HlaingProduction Company:EYESTEELFILM, AMA FILM, Snow FilmsDistributor:jip film & verleih92 min, Colour
„We have three Buddhist patients. The rest are 'them'.“ The tone is harsh in the small makeshift village clinic in western Myanmar. The founder is the midwife Hla, who belongs to the Buddhist majority in the country. Nyo Nyo, a Rohingya, is her student and assistant, and she translates at the clinic. Although she and her family have lived in the region for generations, they are labelled as invaders and persecuted. Despite escalating violence, Hla and Nyo Nyo work closely together. Over five years, the director accompanies the courageous, highly independent women. She creates a sensitive portrait of their ambivalent relationship and offers insights into the country's complex reality.
Director's Biography:Hnin Ei Hlaing, born in Rakhine State, Myanmar, studied at the Yangon Film School and the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Since 2006 working as a freelance director, producer, editor and sound engineer in the documentary field in Myanmar.
2016 PERIOD@PERIOD (SHORT)
2013 THE POTTER'S SONG (SHORT)
2012 BURMESE BUTTERFLY (SHORT)
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