City of Jade

  • Taiwan
  • Myanmar [Burma]
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In the war-torn Kachin State in Myanmar, waves of poor workers flock to dig for jade, dreaming of getting rich overnight. The director, Midi Z, is the protagonist’s youngest brother. Midi tries to find out why his brother became a drug addict and abandoned his family. Moreover, the film depicts how people struggle for survival in the darkest corners in Myanmar.

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  • Original title
    City of Jade
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Midi Z, Wang Fu-ang
  • Editing
    Midi Z, Lin Sheng-wen
  • Music
    Lin Giong
  • Sound
    Tu Duu-chih, Wu Shu-yao
  • Duration
    99 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Taiwan
    • Myanmar [Burma]
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 2016 Golden Horse IFF
    • 2016 Vienna International Film Festival
    • 2016 Hong Kong IFF
    • 2016 Taipei FF
    • 2016 Berlin IFF
    • 2017 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
  • Awards
    • 2016 Taipei FF - Festival Prize for Outstanding Artistic Contribution in Music
    • 2017 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival - New Asian Current: Special Mention is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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