We Are Not Ones Who Say Much

We Are Not Ones Who Say Much is a documentary short film exploring the trauma and emotional effects caused by cancer on an interpersonal relationship through the lived experience of my mum and me. The narrative of the film follows the letters we both wrote for each other, contrasting with Video8 footage filmed on our first trip together post-cancer and archival photographs from the past. Making this film has created a vulnerable and honest line of communication in my family which we never had due to the cultural boundaries we were raised in.

  • Soe-Myat Noe
  • Soe-Myat Noe
  • Soe-Myat Noe
  • Soe-Myat Noe
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 31 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    100 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, Other
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Video8
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University Of The Arts London
  • Central Saint Martins Graduate Show 2023
    United Kingdom
    June 17, 2023
    MullenLowe Nova Awards 2023
  • Shoreditch Arts Club X GCD
    United Kingdom
    June 3, 2023
Director Biography - Soe-Myat Noe

I am a London-based designer, illustrator and first-time filmmaker. My current practice is aimed towards exploring narrative storytelling within filmmaking and illustrative processes. I am particularly interested in how these can reshape and influence deeply ingrained societal views about illness and disability.

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