A lovingly filmed portrait of the filmmaker’s parents who make out a living making ‘jaggery’ sweets from toddy palm syrup in Myanmar’s central dry zone.
AWARDS: Winner. Goethe/Institute Documentary Award/ Best Southeast Asian Film Award. Wathann Film Fest/ Best Student Documentary Award. Watersprite International Student Film Festival/ Winner of Grand Prix, Best Short, Governor of Tokyo Award. Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: IDFA/ Singapore International Film Festival/ Mae La Film Festival/ Watersprite International Student Film Festival/ BIFED
Sugar & Spice. The flavors of a family in Myanmar
Director Mi Mi Lwin comes from Nyaung Oo Township in Mandalay Division in Myanmar’s central dry zone. Her parents are toddy palm farmers and they make out a living making ‘jaggery’ sweets from the palm's syrup.
In this student film showed at the renowned IDFA, Lwin choses to portray the lives of her own hard-working parents with the transparency of family intimacy.