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Mother, Daughter, Sister

27 min, 2018
in Rohingya, Jinghpaw, Burmese, and English
English subtitles

Mother, Daughter, Sister (Amae, Thamee, Ama) exposes the Burmese military’s practice of using rape as a weapon of war and gives voice to Kachin and Rohingya women activists calling for justice for these crimes.

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Mother, Daughter, Sister revolves around the stories of four women: Shamima, a volunteer counselor working with survivors of military rape in the Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Dil Kayas, a teenage survivor, and San Lung and Lu Ra, sister and mother of two Kachin school teachers brutally raped and killed in 2015, allegedly by the Burmese military. 


Powerful testimonies from survivors, witnesses, and activists explore the far-reaching impact of sexual violence and trauma upon these communities, and together, the women call for justice and an end to the army's impunity.

Directed by: Jeanne Hallacy
Produced by: Gregg Butensky
Associate Producers: Rares Michael Ghilezan, Lucy Kang
Director of Photography: Sai Kyaw Khaing
Edited by: Mikael Enlund


Vanya Exerjian Empowering Women & Girls Award, Socially Relevant Film Festival, NYC, 2020

Documentary Short Honorable Mention, Oneota Film Festival, 2020

Best Short Documentary, UN Women Global Voices Film Festival, 2019

Best Short Documentary, Freedom Film Festival, Malaysia, 2019

Best Short Documentary, North Dakota Human Rights and Arts Festival, 2019

Best Short Documentary, Woodpecker Int'l Film Festival, India, 2019

Our Time: Celebrating Women Festival, St. Augustine, FL, 2020

Asian Film Festival of Dallas, 2019

Indigo Moon Film Festival, 2019
Tryon International Film Festival, 2019

St. Louis International Film Festival, 2019

International Short and Independent Film Festival, Dhaka, 2019

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