MY LONG NECK

  • Directed By: Shalom Almond
  • Australia / 53 min
  • Screening: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM
  • Plays with Cast in Sand: Najla and Agaila
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  • Location: Hollywood Theatre
  • Sponsored By: Faerie Godmother Family Fund

MY LONG NECK_1_2014Maja 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, she feels the rings 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 inspires the ultimate act of rebellion.