Return to Burma (Gui lái dí rén)
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Midi Z. 2011, 85 mins. Digital projection. In Mandarin, Yunnan dialect, with English subtitles. When Myanmar finally holds its first presidential election, Xing-hong, a Burmese construction worker in Taiwan, returns home with hopes that change will come to his country. Return to Burma was the first feature film shot in Myanmar. During the time of filming, Myanmar’s presidential election had just taken place. But democracy was far from thriving, and the government only allowed limited foreign press into the country. As a result, Midi Z had to shoot this semi-autobiographical homecoming story without official permission, and only minimal equipment and crew.
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