A heartwrenching tale

movie & TV January 07, 2019 10:00

By The Nation

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SEA Junction at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre will screen and hold a discussion on the short documentary “Amae, Thamee, Ama” (“Mother, Daughter, Sister)” on January 11 at 6pm.



The documentary revolves around the stories of four women from Myanmar: Shamima, a volunteer counsellor working with rape survivors in the Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh; Dil Kayas, a teenage survivor and San Lung and Lu Ra, the sister and mother of two Kachin school teachers brutally raped and killed in 2015. Powerful testimonies from survivors, witnesses and activists explore the farreaching impact of sexual violence and trauma upon women and affected families and communities, and call for justice and an end to impunity.

Produced by Kirana Films in 2018, the documentary recently toured the US and will be have its premiere in Thailand on January 10 at FCCT. After the screening, there will be an informal Q & A session with the director, Jeanne Marie Hallacy and human rights defender Debbie Stothard.

Hallacy is a filmmaker and photographer producing stories about human rights and social justice issues in Southeast Asia. Her film credits include: “Sittwe” (2017) on interfaith relations among young people in Rakhine; “This Kind of Love” profiling Burmese LGBT rights activist Aung Myo Min (2015), “Into the Current: Burma’s Political Prisoners”, chronicling the history of nonviolent resistance in Burma (2012), “Mercy” (meddah) about a Thai girl who lost her family to AIDS (2002) and “Burma Diary”, a fouryear journal of a refugee family displaced by war (1997). 

For information and reservation, please email southeastasiajunction@gmail.com or call (097) 002 4140.