Myanmarket

A Film by Eva Knopf

Synopsis

Until recently Myanmar (also known as Burma) was shut off from the rest of the world by a military dictatorship. Ever since a democratisation process started, the country opened up, not only politically but also economically. Investors and multinational companies view Myanmar today as the “last frontier” of globalization: 53 million new customers may be waiting eagerly to avail themselves of their products!
But how do the Burmese navigate between the new offers and opportunities and their traditional values? MYANMARKET accompanies people in a time of change: A team of consumer researchers maps Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, according to household income. A motivational trainer effortlessly combines American feasibility optimism with Buddhist doctrines. A mother is overwhelmed by the demands of family and society and is looking for a traditional escape from her everyday life. Her daughter is attracted by the shiny commodities and is looking for her true needs.

Director

  • Picture of Eva Knopf © Eva Knopf

    Eva Knopf

    Eva Knopf is a documentary film maker and film scholar. She studied directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and Cultural Anthropology as well as Media Studies in Göttingen, Amsterdam and Berkeley. In her films she examines the effect of global events on the life of individuals and tells personal stories that challenge prevailing perceptions. Eva teaches at the department of Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. For many years Eva has worked as a film projectionist in different art house theatres.

Awards + Festivals

  • 17th TAGE DES ETHNOLOGISCHEN FILMS MÜNCHEN (Official Selection, Munich, Germany)October 26, 2017
  • 34th KASSELER DOKUMENTARFILM- UND VIDEOFEST (Official Selection, Kassel, Germany)November 16, 2017
  • GLOBALE - GLOBALISIERUNGSKRITISCHES FILMFESTIVAL (Heimspiel Extra, Bremen, Germany)March 8, 2018
  • 12th ETHNOCINECA - INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL VIENNA (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)May 4, 2018
  • 3rd CIUDAD DEL ESTE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay)September 19, 2018
  • 3rd FECIS - SALTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salto, Uruguay)October 15, 2018

Crew

Director
Eva Knopf
Screenplay
Eva Knopf
Producer
Ulla Lehmann, Andrea Roggon
Assistant Director
Hnin Ei Hlaing (Snow)
Director of Photography
Stefan Sick
Sound
Markus Limberger, Eva Knopf
Editor
Ana Rocha Fernandes
Sound Design
Jonathan Schorr
Music
John Gürtler (Paradox Paradise)

Details

Running Time
75:25 min
Shooting Format
MPEG-2-MFX
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

AMA FILM GmbH
Innerer Nordbahnhof 1c
70191 Stuttgart
+49 (0) 711 12155323
+49 (0) 173 6461594
mail@amafilm.de
www.amafilm.de