IN THIS LAND WE’RE BRIEFLY GHOSTS
DI MYAY MHER THA YE KANA PHIT KAE TAL
Myanmar/Taiwan, 2019., 16’
Myanmar, 2013. A 12-year-old Burmese child soldier, imprisoned for deserting battle, is forced to either kill her older brother, a fellow deserter, or die alongside him. Based on actual events.
Chen-Wen is a Taiwan-born writer, director and producer based in New York City. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Chen-Wen explores in her audio-visual work the impact of history on human emotions and the relationship between displacement, desire and resistance. Her short films have screened at festivals worldwide, including Busan, Taipei Golden Horse, Palm Springs, among others.