A Thousand Fires

  • Saeed Taji Farouky
  • France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Palestine
  • 2021
  • 90 min
  • International Premiere
  • International Competition
In the Magway region of Myanmar, a country home to one of the oldest petroleum industries in the world, live husband and wife Thein Shwe and Htwe Tin. Running an unregulated oil field, they produce a barrel every few days. They wish above all else to see their youngest son succeed, to break the cycle of poverty. A kettle boils. Mud slicked hands work sputtering machines. The ambient sound of a football match hums from a nearby television. “These days passed quickly”, Htwe says.


Saeed Taji Farouky
Estelle Robin You for Les Films du Balibari
Palmyre A. Badinier for Akka Films, Joram Willink for BIND


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Wouter Jansen for Square Eyes
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Wouter Jansen for Square Eyes

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