Democracy is at a very early stage in Myanmar (formerly Burma), which only emerged from a 50-year long military dictatorship in 2011. This documentary shows the country in the light of poetry, an art form highly appreciated by its natives, focusing on the figure of the famous poet and activist Maung Aung Pwint, who spent much of his adult life in prison. Now in old age and suffering from Parkinson's disease, he dreams of reuniting with his son, who emigrated to Finland 20 years ago. In a brave new world, the poet tries to answer the question, "How to heal our hearts?". Rotterdam, 2017.
Nasceu em 1968, na República Tcheca. Seu documentário On a Tightrope (2007) foi selecionado para a competição do Sundance Film Festival e ganhou o Grande Prêmio do Festival de Chicago. Dirigiu ainda Letters to the President (Festival de Berlim 2009), Back to the Square (Festival de Roterdã 2012) e Ana Ana (IDFA 2013), entre outros.