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"A defiant act of creative resistance, showing that cinema can be made even in the most difficult and dangerous of circumstances." - Lee Marshall, Screen International

Myanmar Diaries is a truly remarkable document of creative resistance interweaving ten short films by ten young anonymous Burmese filmmakers. The filmmakers combine mobile phone shot footage of protests and civil disobedience with more poetic reflections of life for ordinary people under the brutal military junta. After a military coup, thousands of peaceful protesters are imprisoned and murdered and a popular armed revolt has grown in resistance. The filmmakers are witnesses and participants in an urgent dispatch of citizen journalism as Myanmar is a low priority in the international headlines around the world.