June 15, 2021 - June 20, 2021
Tickets cost $5 and are paid to DisOrient Film Festival
DisOrient screening - Mu and the Vanishing World
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
The City of Eugene Human Rights Commission is co-sponsoring this special DisOrient screening. 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.