The Ta'ang, a Burmese ethnic minority, are caught between a civil war and the Chinese border. Since early 2015, heavy fights have forced thousands of children, women, and elders on an exodus across the border into China. Wang Bing zeroes in on some of these communities. They wander the remote mountains with few possessions, camp in makeshift compounds and can sometimes earn a few yuan during the sugar cane harvest. Or they move on to the next place – which is never any better. Sometimes, around the evening campfire, they talk about what they’ve experienced – until someone says that it’d be better not to talk at all, it’s too painful. The film doesn’t try to analyze this forgotten war, but rather shows great sensitivity in bringing us closer to a people in need forgotten by the world.
Nov 12, 12:00
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Nov 13, 16:00
On the Move
Asian Shadows Isabelle Glachant www.chineseshadows.com