When I Am a Bird
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When I am a BirdMonika Pawluczuk // Poland // 2013 // 29 min // Original with English sub. // 12+

Disappearing World
Wed, 23 Apr • TIM XXI 3 • 17:00
Fri, 25 Apr • Tim XXI 4 • 17:30

MuLa lives in a Thai village by the Burmese border. She is of Kajan descent and her neck is adorned with characteristic gold neck rings. Her life has not been easy as she has to leave her native Burma and seek refuge in Thailand while her only daughter stays at home. MuLa makes her living selling souvenirs to tourists but the family’s financial situation is still very difficult. Monika Pawluczuk’s documentary captures the woman’s struggle with her depressing fate and her unquenchable longing for a better life.

Monika Pawluczuk is a radio/TV journalist and documentarist. Her works include When I Am a Bird, Models and To ty się zmień. Together with Katarzyna Miller she has written a book called How to Be a Woman and Not Go Crazy, which has been translated into several languages.