Burmese filmmakers encounter survivors of Myanmar's worst natural disaster in living memory


+++ New release! Take a look at this short film about the genesis of the second Wathann Film Festival in Yangon.
Made by students of the Yangon Film School in Myanmar in cooperation with the people who founded the festival - all YFS alumni. Supported by medico International, Germany. 17 mins. Watch it and enjoy!
WATHANN: Myanmar's first film festival from Yangoon Film School

+++ At Indonesia International Environmental Film Festival the film NARGIS – WHEN TIME STOPPED BREATHING is shown.+++ 20 - 24 September 2013 +++ Labuan Bajo, Nusa Tenggara Timur
To find out more about the festival: www.ineffest.com
Download program: Festival Schedule

+++ Phnom Penh's Meta-House and the Goethe Institute Cambodia will co-host a screening of Nargis – when time stopped breathing on Thursday, 7 March at 7 pm at the following address:
Sothearos Boulevard, Songkhat Tonle Bassak, Khan Chamkarmon
From the Meta-House programme notes:
For years, the creators of the award-winning docu NARGIS – WHEN TIME STOPPED BREATHING (2010, 90 mins) could not reveal their true identities and could not screen the film in their own country. Burma's first ever feature-length docu captures the aftermath of the 2008 Cyclone Nargis, which killed nearly 140,000 people.
Please visit the Meta-House website for more details: www.meta-house.com

+++ Nargis – when time stopped breathing will screen in Singapore on 20 January, 2013 as part of a package of Myanmar films from the Wathann Film Festival to be shown at the Flying Circus Project, 'Superintense'. Held at TheatreWorks in Singapore, this event brings together artists from different media for a 'marathon of personal strategies of creativity in the urban context'. Details of the event can be found here: flyingcircusproject2013.wordpress.com

+++ Nargis – when time stopped breathing to open ChopShots Documentary Film Festival in Jakarta on 5 December, 2012.

+++ Nargis – when time stopped breathing has been selected to open the inaugural ChopShots film festival Southeast Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia on 5 December, 2012. An initiative of the newly founded organisation AsiaDocNet, ChopShots aims to showcase and promote documentary films from across South East Asia. The festival, which also has an international competition, runs from 5 – 9.12.2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

+++ Nargis – when time stopped breathing is screening at the Myanmar Freedom Film Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark from 26 – 29.10.2012. Held by the Danish Film Institute in association with International Media Support and Danish PEN, the festival aims to present: ‘poetic, bold, moving, thoughtful, funny and political films about freedom’ from Myanmar. Nargis crew member Shin Daewe will travel to Denmark to present the film.

+++ Nargis – when time stopped breathing was screened at the 5th Annual Myanmar Film Festival in Los Angeles which is run by Burmese exiles. The festival took place on 7 and14 October.