Above and Below the Ground

tells the story of indigenous punk rock pastors who team up with women activists to protect a sacred river from a Chinese-built mega dam. When Aung San Suu Kyi breaks an election promise to cancel the dam, activists and musicians fight back the best way they know how--through protest, prayer, and Karaoke music videos.

Director & DP: Emily Hong


Full credits

Key characters: Lu Ra, Hkawn Mai, BLAST rock band (Awng Lum, Li Li, Seng Ni)

Producers: Maggie Lemere & Ja Htoi Pan

Myanmar Impact Producer: Tsa Ji

Camera Operators: Ding Ding, Salaw

Technical Specs


Anticipated Running Time: 70 minutes

Language: Jinghpaw, English