Film southasia

"Festival of southasian documentries"

Ma Yan Chan – Waves of Transition

Directed by Jonas Scheu | |



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.



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