Economic Migrant Documentary “Burmese on the Roof” at the Korean Cultural Centre in London on April 27th

The documentary Burmese on the Roof will be screened at the Korean Cultural Centre in London on Thursday, April 27th at 19:00. This is the UK premiere of a film that has played at the Busan International Film Festival. It is one of six films selected by students attending the National Film and Television School. Each film was made in a different genre but all touch on the economic draw of Korea and it looks to be an interesting programme that will introduce audiences into the lives of a diverse array of characters. Burmese on the Roof is the first in this series of films.

Here are the details on the film:

Burmese on the Roof

Running Time: 90 mins.

Director: Oh Hyun-Jin, Ko Duhyin,

Writer: Oh Hyun-Jin, Ko Duhyin, (Screenplay),

Starring: Soe, Tommy, Joe,


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Synopsis: Three immigrant workers from Burma who live together on a building’s rooftop in a prefab hut in the Masoek Furniture Industrial Complex reveal their everyday lives which mixes Korean and Burmese culture, exposing their loneliness and family ties back home, and their different backgrounds, tastes, and thoughts, the friendship and fractiousness that comes with being together. They become more than “immigrant workers.” They become individuals, ordinary guys who just happened to live in the same space temporarily.

Admission is free but you need to book. To find out more about the film and to book tickets, please visit the site through this link.

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