This is our Land

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Cette terre est la nôtre

This is our Land

(Dar doe myay)

by Sai Kong Kham



Cette terre est la nôtre

Director: Sai Kong Kham

Cinematographer: Khin Maung Kyaw

Editing: Zaw Win Hywe

Sound: Lin Sun Oo, Sai Kong Khiam

Music: Diamore

Production: Tagu Films

Tagu Films
Sai Kong Kham
Rm 2 Bld 104, Yankin
Lane 7, Yankin Road
1111 Yangon

Year: 2014

HD, Color, 30 mn, VO Burmese with French subtitles.

French Premiere

This Land is Our Land follows the lives of five farmers in Myanmar. As the country moves away from authoritarian rule towards democratic reforms for the first time in over 60 years, we are able to catch a glimpse of the lives of farmers without restraint or censorship from the authorities. This documentary captures farmers struggling to find a foothold as the very ground they stand on changes. A thriving forest in the Dry Zone is confiscated; drought leads to wood-cutting leads to drought as vicious cycle spins in another area; the Ayerwaddy river eats away an island village that used to be prosperous; coal mines and landfills replace farmlands and villages in Tigyit (Shan State). As these farmers grapple with the changes of their land, they share their stories, thoughts, worries, and hopes. 

“We hope that this film is able to capture a moment within our history for the world to see and to learn from their will, and to understand their hardships.” Sai Kong Kham


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