Broken (12’54”)

Filmstill Broken 2
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B R O K E N

Some parts of conflicted Myanmar are no place for a girl

Director Nan Khin San Win | Camera Zau Myit Ding | Sound Recordist Mai Aik Yunn Project Mentor Sai Naw Kham | Editor Thae Zar Chi Khaing

Editing Mentor Tuula Mehtonen F.C.E.

SYNOPSIS

Life for women and girls is far from safe in parts of conflict-affected Kayah State. In this absorbing short documentary, first-time director Khin San Win explores both her own trauma and that of another woman from her village in a bid to break the silence that shrouds violence against women in Myanmar.

BIOGRAPHY

Nan Khin San Win (25) was born and grew up in Bawlakhe Township in Myanmar’s Kayah State. She discovered her passion for filmmaking while taking part in a workshop run by YFS alumni in the Kayan capital of Loikaw. ‘I want to reveal the many hidden stories in Kayah’ she says of her decision to enrol at YFS in 2020. Broken, in which she bravely examines her own biography, is her first documentary as a director.

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

August 2021     Seoul International Women’s Film Festival, Seoul, Korea

                         World Premiere and Nomination for Best Asian Short Award

October 2021   Yamagata International Film Festival, Yamagata, Japan

                         SPECIAL MENTION BEST ASIAN CURRENTS AWARD

November 2021 4th Ground Up Student Film Festival, Hongkong

December 2021 Visual Documentary Project, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Duration 12’54’’ | Format 16:9 anamorphic | System PAL | Subtitles English | 2021





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