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Mu and the Vanishing World is an 86 minute documentary feature that immerses us in the journey of a young single mother and her tribe over the course of 10 years.


Ever since fleeing Myanmar as a child, Mu lives confined as a refugee and tourist attraction in a Long Neck Village in Northern Thailand. Soon after she becomes a single teenage mother, the U.N. initiates a resettlement plan for the refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border creating an opportunity for many to start new lives in the USA. Determined to pursue freedom for herself and her baby, Mu ruptures ties with her traditional mother, her culture and tribe to fulfill the requirements of the rigorous vetting process.


Once she finally arrives in America, her romanticized ideas are challenged by the reality that unfolds. As Mu strives to give her son a better future, she struggles to find out where her true identity lies

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
    English, Burmese
  • Director
    Jessica W. Leung and Paco Beltran
  • Producer
    DOSVELAS PICTURES
  • Cast
    MU HPARE, JOHN NEWMAN, MU NANG, TEENO, SEH REH,
  • Cinematographer
    PACO BELTRÁN
  • Editor
    AFRA RIGAMONTI