International Feature Dox

A Thousand Fires

France, Netherlands, Palestine, Switzerland
2021 — 90' / Color



In the Magway region of Myanmar, a country home to one of the oldest petroleum industries in the world, live husband and wife Thein Shwe and Htwe Tin. Running an unregulated oil field, they produce a barrel every few days. They wish above all else to see their youngest son succeed, to break the cycle of poverty. A kettle boils. Mud slicked hands work sputtering machines. The ambient sound of a football match hums from a nearby television. “These days passed quickly”, Htwe says.

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Director Biography

Saeed Taji Farouky is a Palestinian-British filmmaker who has been producing work around themes of conflict, human rights and colonialism since 2004. His previous documentary, Tell Spring Not to Come This Year, premiered at the Berlinale 2015 where it won the Panorama Audience Award and the Amnesty Human Rights Award.

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Saeed Taji Farouky


Estelle Robin You

Joram Willink

Palmyre Badinier


Saeed Taji Farouky

Than Win Han


Catherine Rascon


James Bulley

Maxence Ciekawy


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