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
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:
better bookstores throughout the country
Yangon Book Plaza (paperback Burmese-language only version)