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Short Film program: When we collide into stars

Followed by a talk with Hoàng Trần Minh Đức and Moe Myat May Zarchi

My Mother's Tongue
Jean-Baptiste Phou, France, Cambodia 2022, 34 min., French language, English subtitles

Motion Of Life
Vilayphong “Lee” Phongsavanh, Laos PDR 2016, 18 min., Lao language, English subtitles

Căn phòng (The Room)
Hoàng Trần Minh Đức, Vietnam 2022, 18 min., Vietnamese language, English subtitles

The Altar
Moe Myat May Zarchi, Myanmar 2022, 11 min., Burmese language, English subtitles

Four short films which share a common thread of movement: From a mother tongue failing to reach the next generation in the Sino-Khmer diaspora in France to Lao free-runners empowering each other within a changing society, two Viet Kieus (overseas Vietnamese) hailing from opposite sides of the world yet facing each other in a dream-like space to the humbling forces of nature in Myanmar.

Hoàng Trần Minh Đức graduated in Film and Stage Direction from Ho Chi Minh City University of Theatre and Cinematography and is the director of the popular TV series 'Hoa Vương,' airing on HTV2 and VieOn.

Moe Myat May Zarchi is a filmmaker and audiovisual artist from Myanmar. She founded 3-ACT, a cinema organization that publishes cinema magazines and orgazines workshops and co-founded MATTER Audiovisual Lab, the first interdisciplinary and experimental art platform in Myanmar.