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Aung-Thwin, Mila

Works: 35 works in 98 publications in 3 languages and 3,015 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Ethnographic films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Biography  Experimental films  History  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, Film editor, Director, Author of screenplay
Classifications: DS793.Y3, 915.12
Publication Timeline
Publications about Mila Aung-Thwin
Publications by Mila Aung-Thwin
Most widely held works by Mila Aung-Thwin
Last train home Gui tu lie che ( visu )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Chinese and English and held by 1,047 libraries worldwide
"Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as an astonishing 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This mass exodus is the largest human migration on the planet, an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verite, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan... travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, Last Train Home's intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China's ascendance as an economic superpower."
Up the Yangtze by Yung Chang( visu )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 856 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 ( visu )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 335 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 ( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 270 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( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in French and held by 169 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 ( visu )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 128 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! ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 57 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 57 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 ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
A collection of 11 short films about racism in the workplace
Too colourful for the league ( visu )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"The story of Black players' courage and determination in a white-dominated sport"--Container
Gui tu lie che Last train home by Lixin Fan( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Every year in China the same dramatic ritual takes place: In the factory towns of the south, millions of migrant factory workers fight for space on overcrowded trains, trying to return home for the Chinese New Year. The Zhangs have lived this way for twenty years. They barely know their own children, who are being raised by relatives back home. This year, the tenous family model has broken and they travel with additional purpose: they must bring home their runaway teenage daughter, so that she can return to school and not have to spend the rest of her life in a factory
Atanasoff father of the computer ( visu )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 8 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( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 8 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
Music for a blue train ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"A bluesy mood piece featuring an eclectic line-up of musicians who busk in Montreal's metro"--Container
Schmelvis ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 5 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
Briser la glace ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 3 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
La tête de l'emploi des films contre le racisme au travail = Work for all : films against racism in the workplace ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"La Tête de l'emploi est un recueil de films proposant une large gamme de points de vue sur le racisme au travail. Ces films abordent la question du racisme manifeste et systémique par le biais du documentaire, de la fiction et de l'animation. Les histoires présentées, qu'elles soient intensément personnelles ou qu'elles procèdent d'une exploration sociale plus vaste, visent toutes à susciter la réflexion et le débat."--Conteneur
Chairman George ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 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
Québec court ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Compilation of six short Quebec films produced from 2007 to 2010
The Frog Princes ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 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
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Mila Aung-Thwin Canadian filmmaker
Thwin, Mila Aung-
English (58)
Chinese (16)
French (8)
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