:WAVES OF TRANSITION / MA YA CHAN
Switzerland, 2016, 29 min
Ma Yan Chan - Waves of Transition - Trailer from Jonas Scheu on Vimeo.
For generations, the Dockers and their families have lived and worked along the Irrawaddy riverbank in Mandalay, the ancient royal capital of Myanmar. In a time of great political and social transition, their traditional lifestyle is suddenly declared ‘illegal’ leading to a permanent transformation of purpose and place. The authorities intend to dislocate the squatters into newly built concrete buildings. Ma Yan Chan - Waves of Transition is an immersion into a unique and disappearing universe.
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Jonas Scheu, born in 1980 in Uster, Switzerland. 1996-97 attends the ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). 2003-07 BA from HEAD-Genève (Haute école d’art et de design) in Geneva. Since 2007 works as photographer and filmmaker. 2011 Founder Amrit Medias Sàrl. 2014-2016 Master Studies in Film Directing at HES-SO ECAL/HEAD (Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale).
Visions du Réel, Nyon 2017. DOK.fest München 2017. Tel Aviv ISFF 2017. Human Right Human Dignity IFF 2017. Nahal ShFF, Tehran 2017.
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