Blood Amber

by LEE Yong-chao

It is a story about a group of people in Burma who live on finding amber as their only hope in the chaos of war.
Somewhere in Burma, there is a forest controlled by The Kachin Independence Army. The forest is abundant in amber; therefore, most of the habitants there make a living by finding amber as their only hope to get out of poverty.
They work in difficulty and rest in fear of the attack from government army. The life there is in despair, as the darkness in the end of mine…


2018 Taiwan International Documentary Festival - Taiwan Competition
2017 Busan International Film Festival - Wide Angle: Documentary Showcase
2017 Locarno Festival - Semaine de la critique


Running Time: 96 mins
Year of Completion: 2017
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Director: LEE Yong-chao


LEE Yong-chao

LEE Yong-chao was born in the rural countryside of northern Burma. In 2015, he was accepted into the 7th Golden Horse Film Academy founded by HOU Hsiao-hsien. He produces his films mainly in Taiwan and Burma. One of his short films was nominated at Busan International Film Festival competition. Another short film shot simply on a smartphone was nominated for Warsaw Film Festival competition. Blood Amber is his first feature documentary.