A Thousand Fires

Director: Saeed Taji Farouky Run Time: 90 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2021 Language: Burmese

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One Burmese family’s hand-drilled oil operation relies on astrology and old beliefs, while their youngest son’s dreams rest on escaping the oil fields for a soccer academy.

World Premiere at 2021 Locarno Film Festival and winner of the Marco Zucchi Award. Official Selection of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

“It’s a marriage of sounds and visuals that turns oil into a magic potion, an amniotic liquid, less a resource to be exploited than an ancestral lattice tying humans and land together. And that’s the bond A Thousand Fires so perceptively outlines and complicates.” – Leonardo Goi, The Film Stage

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