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Documentary | Running Time: 19 minutes

2021 / Burmese

Country: Myanmar

Directed by: Kaung Swan Thar

Arab Premiere



Lindsey Merrison

Kaung Swan Thar

A first film from an emerging Myanmar filmmaker, this short documentary unobtrusively observes a group of boat wreckers at work on the banks of the Yangon River in Dala, the final port of call for many old boats. The work is hazardous, back-breaking and pitifully paid. The camera shows how the boat wreckers work furiously tearing up these hulks under a blazing sun, often with their bare hands — a heartbreaking look at exploitation.