A Thousand Fires
Saeed Taji Farouky — FranceSwitzerlandThe NetherlandsPalestine — 2021 — 90'
Using their bare hands, married couple Htwe Tin and Thein Shwe draw oil from a pit they drilled themselves on the land next to their house. There are lots of these “artisanal” oil fields dotted around Myanmar, where people have swapped crop cultivation for selling the oil they pump from the ground by hand. They wish above all else to see their youngest son succeed, to break the cycle of poverty.
|Director||Saeed Taji Farouky|
|Script||Saeed Taji Farouky|
|Producer||Estelle Robin You|
|Director of photography||Saeed Taji Farouky|
|Category||International Competition Programme|