A Thousand Fires
Saeed Taji Farouky
2021 - 90 min - Vidéo Full HD - Couleur - France, Pays-Bas, Suisse

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.

Author-Director : Saeed Taji Farouky
Photography : Saeed Taji Farouky
Sound : James Bulley
Editing : Catherine Rascon
Original Music : Fatima Dunn
Delegate Producer : Les Films du Balibari
Co-producer : Point du Jour, Akka Films
Co-producer : Bind
Broadcasting Co-producer : RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse)
Broadcasting Co-producer : KRO-NCRV
Broadcasting Co-producer : Al Jazeera


Distributor : Square Eyes


2021 - Festival internazionale del film Locarno, Locarno (Suisse) : Marco Zucchi Award