Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Year: 2017

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For many Burmese people, poetry has been a source of hope and resiliency, helping them survive the military dictatorship’s total control over the country. In this 2017 documentary, take a cinematic trip to Myanmar and see the country through its people’s eyes and poetry. Burma Storybook centers around the 70 year-old activist and writer Maung Aung Pwint, as he navigates life after his imprisonment and the long-awaited return of his son returning home after two decades of political exile.

This film will be available to stream until midnight EST on Friday, December 3.

Learn more about the film at burmastorybook.com.

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The central character Maung Aung Pwint and his wife Daw Nan Nyunt Shwe | Photograph by Dana Lixenberg

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The hand of Maung Aung Pwint, a dissident poet | Photograph courtesy of Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat.

burma storybook

The Giant Buddha in Mawlawmyine | Photograph courtesy of Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat

Poet Mae Yway | Photograph by Dana Lixenberg

Monk and poet Su Yint | Photograph by Dana Lixenberg

Balloons over Bagan, an ancient city in Burma | Photograph courtesy of Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat

Water Festival | Photograph courtesy of Petr Lom and Corinne van Egeraat