My Long Neck
Maja is proud of the 16 coils of brass around her neck that distinguish her as a ‘long neck’ Kayan woman from Burma. But after 20 years of living on display and constantly being photographed in a tourist village in Thailand, the rings are becoming more a trap than a source of pride. When a chance meeting with an Australian filmmaker puts a video camera in her hands, she decides to turn the lens around and make a film about what it means to live in a ‘human zoo’. The process turns her life on its head and forces her to choose between tradition and rebellion.
PRODUCER / WRITER / DIRECTOR Shalom Almond
PRODUCER Katrina Lucas
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Lauren Drewery
LENGTH 53 minutes
Screenings: Premiere: DocWeek: Australian International Documentary Festival
Festival Selections: Portland Oregan Women's Film Festival, Women's International Film and Arts Festival (US).
Broadcasts: AMC Networks (Spain), Multi Canal Iberia (Portugal), Sela TV (South Africa), HRT (Croatia), Al Jazeera (middle East Region).