Myanmar Anatomy

This essayistic exploration of Myanmar’s history is presented in three chapters and rooted in three locations: Yangon Zoological Gardens, the Yangon Circle Railway, and the Drug Elimination Museum. The stories behind these sites are juxtaposed with the voices of Myanmar activists who were forced to flee the country. The collage of voices and places is layered with a series of moving images of animals emancipating themselves from the zoo and roaming the city of Yangon.
by Prapat Jiwarangsan United Arab Emirates / Thailand 2023 English 22’ Colour & Black/White International premiere | Documentary form


Director Prapat Jiwarangsan
Screenplay Prapat Jiwarangsan
Cinematography Prapat Jiwarangsan
Editing Prapat Jiwarangsan
Production Design Prapat Jiwarangsan
Animation Prapat Jiwarangsan
Producer Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn
Executive Producer Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn

Prapat Jiwarangsan

Prapat Jiwarangsan is a visual artist and film director from Thailand. In his creative explorations, he incorporates a variety of media, particularly photography, slides, and videos, to investigate and represent the relationships between history, memory, and politics in Thailand – especially in relation to the theme of migration. Jiwarangsan graduated from the Royal College of Art (RCA) and has spent the last six years researching and making artwork that tackles the issues faced by migrant workers in Southeast Asia, a notable result of which is Ploy, selected in 2021 for Forum Expanded.

Filmography (selection)

2009 Mirror Mask; 2 min. 2010 The Measure of Time; 12 min. · Hope to Dwell in Fear; video installation 2012 I Will Never Smile Again; video installation 2014 Artists Sick; 4 min · In the Asylum Garden; video installation 2015 Dok-Rak (The Asylum); 9 min. 2016 Aesthetics 101; 3 min. · Dust Under Feet; video installation · Asylum Seeker: The Pond and the Firefly; video installation 2018 The Wandering Ghosts; 20 min. · Destination Nowhere; 7 min. 2019 Nocturnal Flowers; video installation · Non-chronological History; video installation · Aesthetics 101; video installation 2020 Ploy; 51 min., Forum Expanded 2021 2021 Parasite Family; 5 min., video installation, Forum Expanded 2022 2023 Myanmar Anatomy

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024