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【Visual Documentary Project 2016 Announcement of Winners】 Successful short documentaries are selected!

Visual Documentary Project 2016 received 75 wonderful works from across Southeast Asia under the theme of "Politics in Everyday Life in Southeast Asia" this year. Out of 75 works, following successful documentaries are selected. We will screen those works in Kyoto and Tokyo this December. Also, directors and team members will be invited to Japan for the screening and have a talk and discussion with commentators.

60 Days
Director: Htut Ye Kyaw, Sett Paing Aung, Pyay Maw Thein
Country: Myanmar

Mother & Son
Director: Thwe Myo Nyunt
Country: Myanmar

Director: Htet Aung San, Phyo Zayar Kyaw, KO JET
Country: Myanmar

Women of the Forest
Director: Inshallah Montego
Country: Philippines

Director Nutcha Tantivitayapitak's film Mr. Zero (Thailand) was selected for this year's Visual Documentary Project. However, due to unexpected circumstances, the screening of this film and talk discussion are cancelled.