Once a month, the Research Group Multiple Secularities screens documentaries and movies rarely seen in German cinemas. Religion features in every film, be it as a catalyst for negotiation processes or a source of conflict, a marker of identity or a constitutive element of social background.
2022 World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Excellence in Vérité Filmmaking – Sundance Filmfestival
MMR, CAN, DEU 2022, doc, 92 min | director: Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing | Rakhine/Arakanese, Rohingya, Burmese with English subs
Hla is a Buddhist and the owner of an improvised clinic in western Myanmar, where the Rohingya - a Muslim minority - are persecuted and denied basic rights. Nyo Nyo is a Muslim woman and trained midwife who works as an assistant and translator at the clinic. Although her family has lived in the region for generations, they are still seen as invaders. Over several years, we observe the two women as they face their daily challenges, but also how they pursue their hopes and dreams in the midst of an environment where chaos and violence are constantly growing.
The film will be followed by a discussion.