Blood Amber

Lee Yong-chao/96 minutes/2017/Taiwan-Myanmar/Documentary

SHOWTIMES:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 10:00 | SOCIETET TBY

Synopsis

It is a story about a group of people in Burma who live on finding amber as their only hope in the chaos of war. Somewhere in Burma, there is a forest controlled by the Kachin Independence Army. The forest is abundant in amber; therefore, most of the habitants there make a living by finding amber as their only hope to get out of poverty. They work in difficulty and rest in fear of the attack from government army. The life there is in despair, as the darkness in the end of mine.

Film ini berkisah tentang sekelompok orang di Birma yang bekerja sebagai pencari batu ambar, satu-satunya harapan hidup mereka di tengah kacaunya perang. Di suatu tempat di Birma, terdapat sebuah hutan yang dijaga oleh Kachin Independence Army. Di hutan itu terdapat banyak batu ambar; kebanyakan penduduk di sana bekerja sebagai pencari batu ambar untuk keluar dari jerat kemiskinan. Mereka bekerja dengan kesulitan dan istirahat dalam ketakutan akan serangan dari pasukan pemerintah. Kehidupan di sana penuh keputusasaan, sebagaimana kegelapan di ujung lubang tambang.

Trailer

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Director

Lee Yong-chao

Lee Yong-chao

Director

Lee Yong-chao was born in the rural countryside of northern Burma. In 2015, he was accepted into the 7th Golden Horse Film Academy founded by Hou Hsiao-hsien. He produces his films mainly in Taiwan and Burma. One of his short films was nominated at Busan International Film Festival competition. Another short film shot simply on a smartphone was nominated for Warsaw Film Festival competition. Blood Amber is his first documentary feature.

 

Lee Yong-chao lahir di daerah pedesaan utara Birma. Tahun 2015, ia diterima di 7th Golden Horse Film Academy yang didirikan oleh Hou Hsiao-hsien. Ia memproduksi sebagian besar filmnya di Taiwan dan Birma. Salah satu film pendeknya masuk nominasi kompetisi Busan International Film Festival. Film pendeknya yang lain, yang dibuat hanya menggunakan ponsel pintar, masuk nominasi kompetisi Warsaw Film Festival. Blood Amber adalah dokumenter panjang pertamanya.