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2012

Ikoku ni ikiru Nihon no naka no Burma-jin

Life in a Foreign Land: Burmese in Japan

異国に生きる 日本の中のビルマ人

(c)DOI Toshikuni

(c)DOI Toshikuni

(c)Masaya NODA

(c)Masaya NODA

Release Date
March, 30th, 2013
Running Time
100 min
Genre
Documentary
Color
Color
Screening Format
Blu-ray,DVD
Screen Size
Standard (1:1.37)
Sound Processing
Stereo
Subtitle
English

[ Directed by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Urayasu documentary office

[ Story ]

Kyaw Kyaw Soe helped instigate the democracy movement in his homeland of Myanmar (Burma) and suffered repression at the hands of the military junta, which forced him to become a political refugee in Japan. This documentary, which follows Kyaw's four teen-year residency in Japan, questions the meaning of patriotism. Its director is journalist Doi Toshikuni, who is also an expert on Middle Eastern issues. It delves into the current situation in Myanmar and the nature of Japan's refugee policy while capturing Kyaw working at a restaurant to support himself, his reunion with his wife whom he reluctantly left back home, and the death of his elderly father.

[ Official Site ]

http://doi-toshikuni.net/j/ikoku

[ Contact (International) ]

Urayasu Documentary Office
2-4-47 Nekozane, Urayasu-shi, Chiba 279-0004
Attn: NAKAYAMA Kazuo
tel: +81 47 355 8455
fax: +81 47 355 8455
E-mail: info@urayasu-doc.com
http://urayasu-doc.com

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