Ma Yan Chan – Waves of Transition

The dockers of Ma Yan Chan, a district of Mandalay (Myanmar), have always lived and worked in the off-white mist of the dusty banks of the Irrawaddy River. From morning until evening, the cargo docks, the corner shops and crooked cabins that act as restaurants for the workers are always busy and teeming with life. But in a country undergoing economic, and thus political and social change, they are going to have to leave behind their traditional dwellings for newly constructed buildings. How are they going to be able to move in there when their lives until now were organized around their homes?

Jonas Scheu was born in 1980 in Uster, Switzerland. He has attended the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and graduated from Haute école d’art et de design in Geneva. He has been working as a photographer and filmmaker since 2007.

Country
Myanmar
Year
2016
Length
29'
Directed By
Jonas Scheu
Produced by
Master cinéma HES-SO ECAL/HEAD
Edited by
Clément Leyris
Sound
Slyne Thong Lumh Mon, Mg Thar Nge
Camera
Catherine Georges
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avenue du temple 1020 Renens, Switzerland

Email: jean_guillaume.sonnier@ecal.ch
 

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