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Solomon - The Charismatic Leader of the Chin People of Myanmar
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
An encounter with the filmmaker's uncle, the charismatic commander of the Chin National Front Solomon Thang Ding, that also takes a look at the political reforms that Chin State - Myanmar's poorest region - is undergoing in the wake of…
Tyres - A Tire Recycling Shop in Myanmar
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
A tire recycling workshop in South Okkalapa in Myanmar's former capital of Yangon is a site of multiple uses and multiple deaths, for this is the place where defunct tires are transformed from their original shape and use, and are…
When the Boat Comes In - A Mon Fishing Community in Myanmar
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
Aung Kyaw Naing and Ma Cho Lay are members of a fishing community struggling to make a living along a stretch of coastline near Thanbyuzayat in Mon State in Myanmar. Soon they will be faced with a curtailed fishing season…
Like Father, Like Son - A Rama Theater Troupe in Myanmar
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
Zaw Oo is at a crossroads. In order to prevent his centuries-old Rama troupe from dying out he must train the next generation of players. But how can he recommend the life of a poor Rama performer to his own…
Precious - Gemstone Extraction in Myanmar.
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
A short documentary observing some of the people involved in the - often risky - business of gemstone extraction in Myanmar. A fascinating and well-crafted insight into a line of work that is almost synonymous with Myanmar. The way the…
A Political Life - Aung San Suu Kyi's Former Bodyguard
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
U Thein Soe dedicated the best years of his life to working as Aung San Suu Kyi's bodyguard. To please his long-suffering wife and family he has now bowed out of politics - but still can't help giving up his…
Bungkus - A Chin Girl Torn Between Loyalty and Love
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
Bungkus' is the Malay word for 'parcel', the name given to young women sent abroad to marry a man they may never have met so they can send money back to their families in Myanmar. Set in the Chin community…
The Barber - A Barber in Myanmar
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
Barber Ko Tin Htun's clientele includes both the high and mighty and the poor and humble. In between snipping and shaving, singing and chatting with his customers, he ponders the vagaries of life in Myanmar during the last half century…
Yangon Film School 2010 and before
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community of young media workers in Myanmar. Since its first pioneering…
6 videos
Behind the Screen - The Story of a Burmese Family of Actors
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School
A son dissects his parents' marriage - they were film icons in 1960s Myanmar. It turns out the heartrending scenes they acted out on the silver screen are a pretty accurate reflection of their real lives. While the camera slides…
Yangon Film School 2014
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community of young media workers in Myanmar. Since its first pioneering…
4 videos
Yangon Film School 2012
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community of young media workers in Myanmar. Since its first pioneering…
5 videos
Yangon Film School 2011
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community of young media workers in Myanmar. Since its first pioneering…
4 videos
Yangon Film School
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community of young media workers in Myanmar. Since its first pioneering…
14 videos
Last Kiss - Reflecting the human cost of the conflict in Myanmar's Kachin State
Onetime film director Jaing Chying runs a women's shelter near Kachin Independence Army HQ in Laiza. Every day since civil war resumed between the Myanmar military and the Kachin Independence Organisation, she has written and recited a poem, thus giving…
Yangon Film School 2013
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community of young media workers in Myanmar. Since its first pioneering…
4 videos