|VDP Selection Year
|Lese Majeste, Writer, Family, Political Persecution, Sanity, Artist
This is a story of Bundit Aneeya, a senior translator and writer, whose provocative writings have led him to be accused of mental instability.
A Political LifeU Thein Soe dedicated the best years of his life to working as Aung San Suu Kyi’s bodyguard. To please his long-suffering wife and family he has now bowed out of politics − but still can’t help giving up his time to provide local people with valuable legal advice.
- Soe Arkar Htun
August LettersThe news of the call for submissions to the VDP came in August, when one of the filmmakers was commemorating her father’s death anniversary and her cousin’s birthday. This became the reason for her to invite the other filmmaker to use their shared language (cinema) and contemplate on themes, in the context of Covid-induced lockdown. This documentary contemplates the meaning of life and death blending personal, intimate stories and provides a reflection of contemporary life, family relations and networks in contemporary Vietnam.
- Mai Huyền Chi (Chi Mai) & Xuan Ha
A Simple Love Story“A simple love story” is a documentary film that follows a not so simple love between a tomboy and transvestite man in modern day Myanmar. It traces the tensions that the couple faces and places them at the heart of issues in Burmese society: how can transgender people negotiate their love in society that has yet to embrace their differences?
- Hnin Pa Pa Soe