E.X.N K.K. - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2020

Early morning, in the Chin state of Myanmar, a team from the local Zomi people venture to former battlefields of World War II, their mission being to dig for the bones of Japanese soldiers who died in the mountains near the border between India and Myanmar.

& Awards

Osaka Aisan Film Festival 2020
Indie Forum
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Drama, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 16 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Akio FUJIMOTO
    • Producer(s)
    • Kazutaka WATANABE (E.X.N K.K.)
    • Synopsis
    • Introduction : The team of feature film "Passage of Life(2017, Japan-Myanmar coproduction," which depicts the life of Burmese family living in Japan received 5 international awards, and went to more than 30 film festivals, reunites to tackle what WW2 meant to later-generations of locals and Japan. In Myanmar, there was notorious "Battle of Imphal," the reckless fight that lost more than 60, 000 Japanese soldiers and involved many local people, in mainly north and west part of the country. This time we focused on Chin state, Myanmar.

      Information :
      During World War 2, the Japanese and British army's clashes intensified.
      The entire country became a battlefield, and civilians were swept up in the carnage. In 2013, the restrictions on foreigners entering Chin State were lifted,
      and the Japanese government led efforts to reclaim the remains of fallen soldiers there began. The local Zomi people have been working on extracting the remains
      of the fallen ever since.