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Burma Storybook

Netherlands,Norway | 2017 | 81 min | Burmese | Petr Lom

Poetry is immensely popular in Burma / Myanmar, a country emerging from years of dictatorship and isolation. In the past, poetry was a way to endure and resist tyranny. Today, there are more online poets than bloggers. The stories and poems in Burma Storybook circle around Maung Aung Pwint — the country’s most famous dissident poet alive today — as he waits for his long-lost son to return home from exile. His family symbolises resistance and grace, an answer to the poet’s question “How can our hearts possibly be healed?”

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