Tyres

Tyres

Downloadable Video - 2017
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A tire recycling workshop in South Okkalapa in Myanmar's former capital of Yangon is a site of multiple uses and multiple deaths, for this is the place where defunct tires are transformed from their original shape and use, and are reborn into new and completely different lives. ..Filmed almost entirely in black-and-white, this observational documentary gently explores a community of tire cutters and recyclers, young and old, male and female, as they create with their super-sharp blades, careful eyes and skillful strokes, buckets, brushes and slippers from discarded rubber tires. And, from time to time, in fleeting yet visceral moments in between their movements, snatched conversation and song, something lyrical, even philosophical emerges, and we are gently reminded of how every death gives way to a birth. ..Best Student Short Film Award and Best Student Cinematography Award, Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 2014..Best Student Documentary Award at FIFE International Student Film Festival 2014, Paris, France..Best Student Film Award 2015 at Film Southasia - Festival of Southasian Cinema, Kathmandu, Nepal
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2017
Yangon Film School,, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (33 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound

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