Whem I am a bird / Kiedy będę ptakiem

Running time: 30'

MuLa is a member of the Kayan people, an ethnic minority in Burma. She fled from the Junta into Thailand, where she lives in poverty with her husband and two sons. Sometimes they telephone their daughter, whom they had to leave behind in Burma. “I hope I will see her before I die.” MuLa is seriously ill. Many of the scenes shot in gloom and darkness depict the uncertainty of waiting, which also determines the rhythm of the film. MuLa endures her painful fate, and even as an exotic tourist attraction – decorated with the neck rings typical of Kayan women – she never loses her dignity.


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