National Films 2015

The Water

Ko Pauk / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 19 min

Without water, you can’t survive for even half a day! Most citizens waste water and they don’t even care how to utilize it. North Shan state is facing a water shortage problem. This is not equal human rights.

Against All Odds

Thet Oo Maung / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 24 min

Three women from Myintgyinar, Kachin State attended the human rights workshop. After the workshop, they went back to their town and became volunteers for woman’s abilities. Against All Odds is about three women and how they deal with their issues.

Whisper from Malatto

Nwaye Zar Che Soe / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 27 min

Since the post-election period in 2010, the poor farm-less people from Malatto village group, Maubin district in Ayeyarwaddy region have been struggling hard for their living almost every year. This happens since there has been less and less land in the region where they can earn their living. Their rights to use natural resources in their local area has been limited. So, they face lots of difficulties in meeting their basic needs. When the stakeholders of the water and land areas in that region have got the right to open their hearts, we can hear the “Whisper from Malatto”.

She is a Male

Wai Yum / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 25 min

As a homosexual, he was subject to discrimination by his community and was bullied by the police since childhood. Suffering all those pains, he decides to fight for his rights and becomes an activist for LGBT rights. He misses his father who left him behind 12 years ago.

Touching the Fire

Min Than Oo / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 39 min

A clash between villagers and the Toyo Company from Thailand who try to set up the new Charcoal Factory...

WINNER of the Aung San Suu Kyi National Award

Charred Brick

Sein Lyan Tun / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 15 min

A young boy from a small village works odd jobs for a living and looks after his family. He sometime goes to evening NFPE (Non Formal Primary Education) school. He wants to study like a day school student but he always struggles with work and taking care of his family. He has a dream but what will his future hold?

I am Myanmar

Bo Thet Htun / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 30 min

Filmmaker Bo Thet Htun, who visited his native town, Magwe State, in the middle of Myanmar to document victimization and unequal human rights, has since gone from cameraman to documentary filmmaker.

Street Tales

Jose Dennis C. Teodosio / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 22 min

10 hours. 10 voices. 10 stories.
People from the streets of Yangon share, not only how they struggle each day, but, also how they keep hope in their hearts. By hearing their tales, we prove that they are more than just numbers in statistics. Inevitably, they reveal how ordinary people thrive and survive in a democracy.

Across

Phyo Zayar Kyaw, Pyae Zaw Phyo, Kaung Sint / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 90 min

A big natural gas and petrol pipe line project, the first country-cross pipe line project, was launched in Myanmar. Since Myanmar government sold natural gas, a very valuable resource, a Project Named “GOLD” began from Yakhine off shores to China. Because of these immediate projects, there were not only land confiscating processes but also many changes in the environment and lifestyle of people. So, people who spoke different languages from different regions responded in different ways.

WINNER of the Vaclav Havel Library Award

Behind Mask

Kaung Sint / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 5 min

About a boy who had to grow up under the control of very selfish and self-centered parents.

Bread

Lynnsatt Nwe / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 9 min

Bread follows a poor street boy who steals bread and runs from a tea shop. People catch him and beat him. And then...

The Private Chamber

Freddy, Min Thu Aung / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 6 min

After a criminal is convicted he is locked up in solitary confinement. As he has been unjustly sentenced, he asks for help from an odd apparition living in the room in the hope that he will regain his freedom. Will the cell mate help him? Who is that cell mate? What will become of him?

Will You, Daddy?

Pyae Zaw Phyo / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 7 min

There will be no second chance that is thought unimportant.

The Ends...

TainBaG.KoOo / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 11 min

Although different stories have different angles, they have the same ending called the end. The words, represented all the events of the stories, are the final equal words. But in human rights, there is no equal rights for people except the ending time of their lives.

Uniform

Nay Min Tin / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 11 min

People make up their mind about others based on what they are wearing. People used to judge appearances by how others dress up. Because of uniforms, people can get a better chance and human dignity. So actually, a uniform does not represent power.

Rula

Sein Lyan Tun / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 8 min

A poor girl who likes school uniform. One day she gets a school textbook by chance and asks her father to teach her. But what is behind?

Right

Nay Yar / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 4 min

“Change”.. A street burglar imagines that if he changes himself, he can see through everything. “Change”.. It can be for a dog as well. And he has one yellow and one blue lion.

A Buffalo Boy

Mai Ah Nway (Ta’ang Chitthu) / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 12 min

About a boy from the village of Paloung Mountain and how he become a buffalo boy.

WINNER of the Min Ko Naing Award
WINNER of the Hantharwady U Win Tin Award

Sir

Moses Marks / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 23 min

One night a young schoolteacher, who dedicated his life to his students, encountered a disturbance from a stranger. Instead of resolving the issue with violence, he used his wisdom to overcome it.

A Pair of Slippers but Different Lives

Swam Yaung Ni / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 15 min

A pair of slippers from daughters of businessmen, normal accountant, watermelon seller girl and their lives adventure.

Cruel World

Jose Dennis C. Teodosio / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 22 min

After a man unexpectedly loses his job, he meets a boy who is being bullied in school. Together, they gain strength from each other as they prepare to fight and survive.

Lottery Formula

Min Than Oo, Sawor Mon / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 8 min

If the coming 2015 election is calculated as the 3 digit gambling...

Htin

Ko Jet / Short / Myanmar / 2015 / 5 min

A man who lost his cat is distributing the pamphlets with contact numbers if the cat is found. A painter heard the voice of the cat while he is living in his room. So the cat owner got the minor evidence. The painter got an accident on the way to throw the rubbish.

The Darkness

Nyan Kyal Say Zue Htike / Animation / Myanmar / 2015 / 2 min

Attitude of the eggs underground.

I Wanna Go To School

Nyan Kyal Say / Animation / Myanmar / 2015 / 3 min

A short animation about a brother and a sister who always dream of going to school together. They are trying to escape from obstacles such as gender inequality, poverty, child abuse, child labour, human trafficking, etc. that are blocking their chance to education.

WINNER of the March 13 Award

Student Films

60 Days

Pyay Maw Thein, Htut Ye Kyaw, Sett Paing Aung / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 31 min

“60 Days” explores the historical 60 days education revolution, an important step in Myanmar's education history.

A Way Back Home

Wai Yan Aung, Saw Reagan, Yamin Htut / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 27 min

A film about three children who were unsatisfied with their families and were persuaded by military officials to join the army. They became child soldiers and soon regretted their decision.

Well Gyi

Thu Thu Swe Thein, Htet Aung San, Kam Khan Sing / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 27 min

About one of the biggest human rights violation cases in Myanmar.

WINNER of the Peter Wintonick Award

What Are Human Rights?

Ye Lin Aung, Shune Lei Thar, Kaung Myat Thu Kyaw / Doc / Myanmar / 2015 / 30 min

“What Are Human Rights” uses interviews with dozens of Myanmar citizens to explore the definition of human rights.