Ma Yan Chan - Waves of transition Diploma Film - major in direction, directed by Jonas Scheu
© Jonas Scheu

Swiss Film Award, Best Graduate Film 2018 (Nomination), Bundesamt für Kultur

February 2018

"Ma Yan Chan - Waves of Transition" is shot in Mandalay, the ancient royal capital of Myanmar. Since generations, the porters and their families are living and working at the Ayeyarwady riverbank. In a time of transition, their traditional lifestyle is subdued to lasting transformations. Their illegal housings are threatened to be bulldozed. The authorities intend to dislocate the squatters to several-stored concrete buildings. 

Directed by: Jonas Scheu
Written by: Jonas Scheu
World Premiere: April 2017 
Original Version: Burmese (english subtitles), colour, DCP, 29 min.
Production: Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale, Amrit Medias Sàrl
Producer: Lionel Baier, Jean Perret  
Cinematography: Catherine Georges
Editing: Clément Leyris
Location Sound Mix: Slyne Thong Lumh Mon, Mg Thar Nge 
Sound Editing: Daniel Symons
Rerecording Sound Mix: Jakob Stoller

Festivals ( a selection)
Prizren, 16th Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival Prizren, Competition, 04.08.2017 – 12.08.2017 
Ramat Aviv, 19th International Student Film Festival, Competition, 17.06.2017 – 24.06.2017
München, 32. DOK.fest Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München, Competition, 03.05.2017 – 14.05.2017
Nyon, 23e Visions du Réel Festival international de cinéma Nyon, Competition, 21.04.2017 – 29.04.2017 
Swiss Film Award 

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