Letter to San Zaw Htway

    • Petr Lom
    • Netherlands
    • 2021
    • 25 min
    • World Premiere
    • Frontlight

    Available in Docs for Sale after the world premiere at IDFA.

    The brutal military coup of February 1st of 2021 destroyed ten years of fragile democratic transition in the Myanmar, and has killed and imprisoned thousands.
    The anonymous writers in this film seek inspiration from San Zaw Htway’s all too brief life to deal with the cruelty of this military regime. For he overcame 13 years of prison with wisdom, resilience and grace.
    Filmed by Burmese cinematographer Bo Thet Htun, who followed the army's take-over in the months after the coup this year, and by Petr Lom, who filmed together with San Zaw Htway over a period of four years.


    Petr Lom
    Corinne van Egeraat for Zindoc
    Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas for Ten Thousand Images
    Involved TV Channel
    KRO-NCRV/de Boeddhistische Blik


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    Corinne van Egeraat for Zindoc

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