Ma Yan Chan – Waves of Transition documentary 29'

(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