Synopsis

Sittwe is about two teenagers from opposing sides of conflict and segregation in Burma's Rakhine state‭. ‬Phyu Phyu Than‭, ‬a Muslim‭ ‬Rohingya girl and Aung San Myint‭, ‬a Buddhist boy‭, ‬were both displaced when their homes were burned down during communal violence in 2012‭. ‬Interviews filmed over two years explore their ideas about each other's communities‭, ‬the root causes of conflict and‭ ‬the possibility of reconciliation and peace‭

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Jeanne Marie Hallacy,

Award

  • Best South East Asia Short Documentary Film‭, ‬Freedom Film Festival

Biography

Jeanne Marie Hallacy, based in South East Asia for decades, creates powerful stories with a collaborative approach. She works with clients to ensure their messages are conveyed and brings together talented teams to produce media. Hallacy’s documentary films have been screened at international film festivals, universities and at the United Nations. She has expertise in pre-production research, field production and post-production management. Hallacy develops relationships with her subjects to open their worlds through her lens. Her cross-cultural communications skills are an asset to covering issues from refugees to labor rights to people living with HIV.