Ma Yan Chan – Waves of Transition

(Myanmar 2016) For generations, the Dockers and their families have lived and worked along the Irrawaddy riverbank in Mandalay, the ancient royal capital of Myanmar. In a time of great political and social transition, their traditional lifestyle is suddenly ‘illegal’ leading to a permanent transformation of purpose and place. Their illegal housing will be bulldozed. The authorities intend to dislocate the squatters into newly built concrete buildings. ’Ma Yan Chan – Waves of Transition’ is an immersion into a unique and disappearing universe.

Genre: Documentary
Duration: 29 minutes
Languages: Burmese
Written and directed by: Jonas Scheu
With: Ye Min Thu, Myint Myint Than, Myint Myint Khaine, U Win Naing, Lone Paei, Venerable U Ku Mara
Production: Master cinéma HES-SO ECAL/HEAD
Co-Production: Amrit Medias
Camera: Catherine Georges
Editor: Clément Leyris
Sound: Slyne Thong Lumh Mon, Mg Thar Nge
Fixer: Saw Nang, Lin Lin Zaw
Sound Editor: Daniel Symons, Elestial Records
Sound Mixer: Jakob Stoller, Audiolager
Color Grading: Guillaume Brandt, Natacha Louis
Project supervision: Eyal Sivan, Ulrike Koch, Jean-Christophe Hym
Music: Daniel Symons, Alchemy Studios, Elestial Records
Subtitles: Kwena Chokoe, Philippe de Rougemont
Year: 2016
Release date: 23th April 2017 Visions du Réel
– Visions du Réel, Festival international de cinéma Nyon, April 2017
– DOK.fest München, May 2017
– Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival (TAU), June 2017
– 14th Nahal Short Film Festival, Tehran, June 2017
– Human Right Human Dignity International Film Festival (HRHDIFF), Yangon Myanmar, June 2017
– DokuFest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival Prizren, Kosovo, August 2017
– 5th Indian Cine Film Festival, Mumbai, September 2017
– Ouchy Film Awards Third Season 2017, Selection Best Documentary, September 2017
– Balinale, Bali International Film Festival, September 2017
– Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas, January 2018
Awards: Aung San Suu Kyi Award, HRHDIFF 2017 Yangon, Myanmar
Best Documentary Indian Cine Film Festival-17

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