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.
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
Burma Storybook | 81 min | 2017 | language:Burmese | Netherlands, Norway | ZINdoc, JabFilm
To accompany our film we are publishing a book of poetry and first person biographies of all of the Burmese poets that we have filmed with over the last two years.
Photographs in the book are by the renowned Dutch photographer Dana Lixenberg.
The book will be published in June 2017.