Nobel Nok Dah

Nobel Nok Dah offers an intimate view into the lives of three refugee women from Burma, whose migratory paths cross in Thailand and eventually meet when they resettle to central New York. Drawing upon methods of feminist oral history and ethno-fiction, the film traces glimmers of subjectivity that complicate any singular narrative of the refugee experience. As camera movements follow the textures of everyday life and work, a weave of sensorial fragments immerse audiences in women's narratives of self, place, and belonging.

  • Emily Hong
  • Miasarah Lai
  • Mariangela Mihai
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Emily Hong, Miasarah Lai, Mariangela Mihai

Emily Hong is Seoul-born and New York-raised feminist anthropologist, media maker, and trainer, currently pursuing a PhD at Cornell University. Her research, media projects, and activist engagements largely focus on Thailand and Burma, where she has spent half a decade working as a trainer with minority rights activists, and as a campaigner for Burma’s democracy movement-in-exile. Recent media projects include the ethnographic film Get By (2013), video installation Performing Modernity (2014), and multimedia piece Indigenous Futures and Urban Natures (2015).

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