Weicholz Global Film Series: The Road to Mandalay
Two young Burmese immigrants flee their country's civil war and desperate poverty to work illegally in Thailand. During their journey from Myanmar to Thailand, Guo falls in love with Lianqing. In Bangkok, they both find different ways to make enough money to realize their dreams. Guo gets a job at his cousin’s textile factory while Lianqing works 14-hour days washing dishes. Having found work, Lianqing focuses her efforts on acquiring an illegal Thai ID card. When she achieves this goal, the young couple’s relationship is in question.
Subtitle: In Burmese with English Subtitles
With special thanks to our generous sponsors for this series, Helene and Stephen Weicholz and our curator, Dr. John Pfeifer.