City of Jade

 Midi Z/99 minutes/2016/Taiwan & Myanmar/Documentary

SHOWTIMES:

29 NOV 2016 | 10.15 | EMPIRE XXI STUDIO 3

Synopsis

Saat perang antara pemerintah dan Kachin Independence Army (KIA) tengah berlangsung, perusahaan-perusahaan dipaksa berhenti beroperasi di tambang batu giok. Waktu seperti beku di kawasan perang ini dan para warga miskin mulai berbondong-bondong pergi ke wilayah tersebut. Dengan membawa peralatan gali sederhana, mereka tiba di surge itu. Setiap malam mereka bermimpi menjadi kaya dan tidak ada satu pun dari mereka yang mampu bangun dari mimpi itu.

As the war between the government and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is still going, the corporations are forced to halt their operation in the jade mines. Time seems to have frozen in this war zone while waves of poor workers flock to the area. Carrying simple digging tools, they arrive in this paradise. Dreaming of getting rich overnight, none of them has ever woken from that dream.

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Director

 Midi Z

Lahir di Myanmar tahun 1982, Midi Z menginjakkan kaki di Taiwan saat berumur enam belas tahun. Sebelum memperoleh gelar masternya dari National Taiwan University of Technology and Science, ia belajar desain dan seni. Tahun 2015, naskah filmnya, The Road to Mandalay, memenangkan penghargaan utama di L’Atelier dalam Festival de Cannes dan Prix ARTE International.

Born in Myanmar in 1982, Midi Z arrived in Taiwan at the age of sixteen. He studied design and art before obtaining a master degree from the National Taiwan University of Technology and Science. In 2015, his script of The Road to Mandalay won the biggest prize at L’Atelier at Festival de Cannes and the Prix ARTE International.

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