RANGOON COCOON (excerpt)
500 zealous students attend a spectacular English class every Sunday in the centre of Yangon. It is 40°C under the tent that protects from monsoon. Junior and senior students as well as monks are allowed to stay all day and study for as low as 3 dollars per month.
« Economically, children are very poor: if they know English very well, they can get a good job. I believe English is essential to their lives » says Mya Naing, a dedicated and passionate professor.
A student adds: « I could only speak “Burglish” ou “Myenglish” as we call it… then I joined this Language School. I said to myself: “I will never get out of this class before I know English”, so I tried my best, I made a lot of efforts, days and nights… And one day, I became class assistant. »
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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