Burma Storybook | A creative documentary about a country emerging from years of dictatorship, told through Burmese poetry
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The latest film from Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat

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.

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.

ASIATICA FILMMEDIALE ROME Nov 20-27 2017

FILM SOUTH ASIA KATHMANDU Nov 2-5 2017

INCONVENIENT FILMS VILNIUS Oct 10-Nov 11 2017

ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL ROMANIA Oct 18-22 2017

TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL Oct 5-10 2017

RIO FILM FESTIVAL BRAZIL Oct 5-15 2017

REJKJAVIK FILM FESTIVAL Sept 28-Oct 10 2017

VANCOUVER FILM FESTIVAL Sept 28-Oct 13 2017

NUREMBERG FILM FESTIVAL 27 Sept-Oct 4 2017

FUKUOAKA FILM FESTIVAL JAPAN Sept 15-25 2017

BATUMI FILM FESTIVAL GEORGIA Sept 20-25 2017

DARWIN FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA Sept 15-25 2017

MALAYSIA FREEDOM FESTIVAL Sept 2-9 2017

YEREVAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ARMENIA July 9-16 2017

PERDU – Amsterdam – June 4th

Poetry International – Rotterdam – June 2nd

DOCEDGE NEW ZEALAND May 21-June 15

DOCUMENTARIST – Istanbul – May 17-25

Millenium DOCS WARSAW May 11-20

TRT DOCUMENTARY AWARDS ISTANBUL May 10-15

MOOOV Belgium Film Festival – Bruges – April 20 & 26

MOOOV Belgium Film Festival – Turnhout – April 22 & 30

April 23&24 NYON – Switzerland

April 13 & 15 – HONG KONG – ASIAN PREMIERE 

IFFR CURACAO – April 5 and 7

April 1&2: Paris – CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Middelburg, Netherlands – Framing Human Rights Film Festival

March 21&23: Copenhagen – INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE 

March 6-15 PRAGUE

JAN 27th: World Premiere

JAN 29th Human Rights Watch Weekend De Balie

Feb 2 – March 10 in Dutch cinemas

Amsterdam

Amsterdam (English subtitles)

Amersfoort

Breda

Den Bosch

Deventer

Groningen

Den Haag

 

Hilversum

Maastricht

Nijmegen

Rotterdam

Utrecht

Burma Storybook | 81 min | 2017 | language:Burmese | Netherlands, Norway | ZINdoc, JabFilm

BURMA STORYBOOK PHOTOGRAPHY & POETRY BOOK

We have just published a book of photography and poetry of all of the Burmese poets that we filmed with.

Photographs in the book are by the renowned Dutch photographer Dana Lixenberg.

The book includes biographical interviews of all the poets about writing under a dictatorship.

You can also buy the book at the following locations:

NETHERLANDS:

Kunsthal, Rotterdam 

better bookstores throughout the country

MYANMAR:

Strand Hotel

The Hla Day Store 

Myanmar Book Center 

Yangon Book Plaza  (paperback Burmese-language only version)

THAILAND:

Open House – Central Embassy

Hard Cover – Central Embassy

Bangkok Art and Culture Center

ZINdoc

corinne@zindoc.nl