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Aung-Thwin, Mila

Works: 32 works in 85 publications in 3 languages and 2,778 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Humor  Drama  Independent films 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, Film editor
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 )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,016 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
Up the Yangtze by Chang Yung( visu )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 852 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 )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 325 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 )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 255 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
Taqwacore the birth of punk Islam ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 117 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
Punk le vote! by Eric "Roach." Denis( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 104 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
Voice job ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 27 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 18 libraries worldwide
A collection of 11 short films about racism in the workplace
Too colourful for the league ( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The story of three black players' courage and determination in a white-dominated sport
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
Gui tu lie che Last train home ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 7 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 )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 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
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 )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 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
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
Québec court ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Compilation de six courts métrages québécois réalisés de 2007 à 2010
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
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
Inuuvunga - Je suis Inuk. Je suis vivant ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 2 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
Le dernier train ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
En Chine, à chaque année le même rituel dramatique se produit. Dans les villes usines du Sud, des millions de travailleurs migratoires se battent pour une place dans des trains bondés de monde. Ils essaient tous de rentrer dans leurs villages pour le Nouvel an chinois. Madame et Monsieur Zhang vivent ainsi depuis une vingtaine d'années. Ils connaissent à peine leurs enfants qui ont été élevés par les grands-parents restés au village. Cette année, la fragile cellule familiale s'est effondrée et les Zhang voyagent avec un autre but en tête : ramener à la maison leur adolescente fugueuse afin qu'elle retourne à l'école et qu'elle n'ait pas à passer le reste de sa vie dans une usine
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Alternative Names
Thwin, Mila Aung-
English (50)
Chinese (14)
French (9)
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