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Aung-Thwin, Mila

Works: 30 works in 118 publications in 3 languages and 3,177 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Ethnographic films  Drama  Biography  History  Experimental films  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Film editor, Author of screenplay, Author, Contributor
Classifications: DS793.Y3, 915.12
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mila Aung-Thwin
Last train home = Gui tu lie che by Lixin Fan( Visual )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Chinese and English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuando llega el Año Nuevo en China, más de 130 millones de trabajadores regresan a sus casas para reunirse con sus familias, constituyendo la migración humana más caudalosa del mundo. El matrimonio Zhang realiza un arduo viaje de 50 horas para volver a ver a su hija Qin, resentida con ellos por haberla dejado a cargo de sus abuelos. La adolescente ha decidido dejar los estudios y ponerse a trabajar en busca de dinero rápido, lo que provoca el disgusto de su familia. Las poderosas imágenes del film envuelven una crónica implacable sobre quienes tratan de entender su posición en la nueva economía china, un país atrapado entre un brillante futuro industrial y su pasado rural
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "Farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered
Rip! : a remix manifesto by Brett Gaylor( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing. Interviews key figures in the debate, including Gregg Gillis, the Pittsburgh biomedical engineer who moonlights as Girl Talk, a mash-up artist rearranging the pop chart's DNA with his incongruous, entirely sample-based songs. A mash-up in itself, this shatters the wall between users and producers, and challenges the thresholds of 'fair use.'
The fruit hunters( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined people are with the fruits they eat. The ranks of the fruit-obsessed include adventurers, scientists, fruit detectives and even movie star Bill Pullman, fruit hunters dedicating themselves to searching for and saving rare and exotic fruit, and to creating a Garden of Eden in a world increasingly dominated by industrialized monoculture
Punk le vote! by Eric "Roach." Denis( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in French and English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roach and Starbuck, two hardcore punks from Montreal, try to form their own political party but run out of time due to Canada's electoral process. Instead, they decide to campaign for political office as independent candidates
Taqwacore : the birth of punk Islam( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taqwacore chronicles the nascent Muslim punk rock movement in America. It was inspired by the work of Michael Knight, a convert to Islam who wrote the novel The Taqwacores (a term combining the Muslim concept of God consciousness with hardcore punk). ... The film follows Knight and a variety of young subversives on tour as they shock and awe spectators in the U.S. before bringing their music to Lahore. They break every taboo along the way ... "--Container
Jingle bell rocks!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a cinematic sleigh-ride into the strange universe of alternative Christmas music, Mitchell Kezin delves into the minds of some of the world's most legendary Christmas music fanatics and hits the road to hang with his holiday heroes, including hip hop legend Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons of RUN-D.M.C., the Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker John Waters, bebopper Bob Dorough, L.A. DJ and musicologist Dr. Demento, and calypso legend the Mighty Sparrow. Features live performances, interviews, and rare archival footage
Voice job( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This short documentary profiles a different tool for getting work. In an immigration-rich society, the agency Voice Job offers an alternative to the traditional job search. This film was made as part of the Work For All project 2006, an NFB and HRSDC-Labour initiative to combat racism in the workplace."--Website
Work for all : films against racism in the workplace = la tête de l'emploi : des films contre le racisme au travail( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 11 short films about racism in the workplace
Too colourful for the league by Mila Aung-Thwin( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three black players' courage and determination in a white-dominated sport
Atanasoff : father of the computer( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor at Iowa State University who invented the first electronic digital computer in the late 1930s
SPIT : Squeegee punks in traffic by Daniel Cross( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roach has been living on the streets since age 14, he's rebellious, loud and defiant. As part of S.P.I.T., Roach has been given a camera to document his world. The footage he gets is urgent, because there's a war against squeegee kids. The RoachCAM is positioned behind enemy lines: living in derelict buildings, squeegeeing for money, being hunted by police. The viewer is forced to look at the living reality of Roach and his friends: Hungry on the streets in one of the world's most prosperous countries, classified as thugs, criminals, and enemies. These kids refuse to obey, assimilate, and conform to society's values - their beliefs and realities are scarred into their flesh in the form of piercing, tattoos, track marks, bruised veins, rotting teeth, gangrene, scurvy ... S.P.I.T. shatters the windshield between Us and Them. Roach's camera acts as the hammer: hard, forceful, direct; impacting with the force of an actual life. Daniel Cross' camera documents the impact: recording the reflections of individual lives, mirrored upon the shards of flying glass. This is a collaborative film that seizes Punk's "do-it-yourself" ethos. Local punkers Deadly Pale, Locos and others contributed guttural emotion to the soundtrack. Artist Rick Trembles supplied an apocalyptic animation sequence from Roach's imagination. Youth and rebellion fuel this film
The ghosts in our machine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film asks the difficult question: are animals property to be owned and used by humans as we wish, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights? This award-winning documentary touches on the lives of individual animals as it follows photographer Jo-Anne McArthur on a year-long journey as she photographs animal stories in North America and Europe. Each story is a look into the world of global animal industries including food, fashion, entertainment and research
Music for a blue train( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bluesy mood piece featuring an eclectic line-up of musicians who busk in Montreal's metro"--Container
Briser la glace by Stéfan Cieslar( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Briser la glace est une chronique rapportant la lutte acharnée menée par les Noirs pour être acceptés dans le domaine du hockey professionnel. Depuis les années trente jusqu'à nos jours, le documentaire souligne le courage et la détermination dont les Noirs ont fait preuve pour intégrer une discipline dominée par les Blancs. Afin d'offrir une rétrospective des plus exhaustive Briser la glace combine des séquences d'archives, des photographies d'époque et des entrevues poignantes"--Boîtier
Schmelvis( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a little-known fact that Elvis Presley-the most Christian icon of American pop culture-was the direct descendant of Jews. This video provides a behind-the-scenes account of the search, from Graceland to Israel, to find the true Jewish roots of the King. With the help of a Hasidic Jewish Elvis impersonator, Dan Hartel, who performs at senior citizens' homes under the stage name "Schmelvis," and an eccentric Orthodox rabbi named Reuben Poupko, Elvis's Jewish roots are traced all the way to Israel
The Frog Princes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A theatre troupe works tirelessly to put on a play. The challenges they face are typical of the dramas that unfold behind the scenes of any live show. There's the backstage politics, the forgotten lines, the missed cues, the romances and the rivalries. But for this troupe, the stakes are a bit higher: each cast member faces intellectual, developmental and mental health disabilities. Led by their charismatic mentor, the troupe learn how to hone[r] their talents and perform with their fellow cast-mates, all the while working through their personal struggles to mount an ambitious adaptation of The Frog and the Princess."--Back of container
Québec court( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation de six courts métrages québécois réalisés de 2007 à 2010
Chairman George( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boisterous Greek-Canadian troubadour, who travels regularly to China and entertains in perfect Chinese, attempts to anoint himself Olympic good-will ambassador to mark the Games' moving from Athens to Beijing
Inuuvunga - Je suis Inuk. Je suis vivant( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Huit adolescents de l'École Innalik à Inukjuak, village situé tout au nord du Québec, au Nunavik, en sont à leur dernière année de secondaire. Grâce à un projet de l'Office national du film du Canada, ces huit jeunes ont été sélectionnés pour documenter cette année charnière de leur vie. Dépêchés par l'ONF, les cinéastes Daniel Cross et Mila Aung-Thwin sont chargés de leur enseigner les rudiments du cinéma. Le fruit de leur collaboration est Inuuvunga-Je suis Inuk, Je suis vivant, portrait vibrant et tout à fait contemporain de la vie dans le nord canadien. Mettant leurs nouvelles connaissances à profit, les étudiants réalisent un document saisissant dans lequel ils abordent une vaste gamme de sujets allant de l'érosion graduelle du dialogue avec les aînés au suicide chez les jeunes. Ce faisant, ils révèlent un tiraillement fascinant entre les cultures du sud et du nord..." -- conteneur
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Mila Aung-Thwin Canadian filmmaker

Thwin, Mila Aung-

English (78)

Chinese (20)

French (9)