Streaming across Canada October 27th to November 6th
Rendezvous With Madness is pleased to present the extraordinary documentary film Rain In 2020 directed by Lee Yong Chao available for streaming across Canada from October 27th to November 6th
Rain in 2020 took director Lee Yong Chao seven years to make. It intimately documents a family coping with the constantly changing situations in Myanmar. Amid the pandemic in 2020, a torrential rain caused the family and the entire village to live their daily lives in the flooding sewage. Nobody knows when the muddy water will be gone and what will come after the storm.
“At the beginning of 2020, I was in the process of filming The Bad Man in Myanmar. The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 forced me to stay at home. Meanwhile, I was suffering from some health issues when the tragedy of a major fatal collapse of a jade mine in Pakant, I could do nothing but worry every single day about my brother who worked in the mine. Month after month, the pandemic in Myanmar became more and more out of control, which prevented me from returning to Taiwan. Various factors interweaving, triggered my anger and doubts toward things which happened in Myanmar society in recent years. In mid-September, there was a sudden rainfall. Along with the flood, I let out my long accumulated dissatisfaction with people’s daily life in my hometown in Myanmar over the years.” – Lee Yong Chao
Keywords: Environmental Catastrophe | Dictatorship | Pandemic | Anxiety | Resource Extraction