RANGOON COCOON (excerpt)
The train that circles Yangon carries every morning thousands of passengers to their suburban destination. The wagons are packed, as ticket costs one tenth of a bus fare.
To every hour belongs one crowd, one merchandise, one scent. At 4 a.m., the flower sellers open the march, followed at 6 a.m. by the vegetable and fruit sellers. At 9 a.m., the students take over. All day, people hopping on and off, even when the train is still moving.
Outside, Yangon’s concrete jungle has been replaced by endless fields of water cress. Merely half an hour after departure, the city is but a memory.
SYNOPSIS : Burma is a land of creation, innovation, inspiration. A cocoon where a thousand metamorphoses take place and a thousand butterflies take flight. Filmmaker Anne Murat and photographer Brice Richard captured a glimpse of that little known side of Burma. Through 66 interviews and portraits of social, intellectual, religious and artistic pioneers, they bring forth the image of a country not chained to the past, but soaring toward the future.
VIDEO : Anne Murat
PHOTO : Brice Richard
WEBSITE : rangooncocoon.com
GENRE : Documentary
CAMERA : Sony HVR-A1
SOUND : Neumann KMR-81
IMAGE FORMAT : HDV
LANGUAGES : Burmese, English, Spanish
SUBTITILES : French, English
SOUND : Stereo 2.0
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