When I Am a Bird

When I Am a Bird - Poland

MuLa lives in a Thai village by the Burmese border. She is of Kajan descent and her neck is adorned with characteristic gold neck rings. Her life has not been easy as she has to leave her native Burma and seek refuge in Thailand while her only daughter stays at home. MuLa makes her living selling souvenirs to tourists but the family’s financial situation is still very difficult. Monika Pawluczuk’s documentary captures the woman’s struggle with her depressing fate and her unquenchable longing for a better life.