A Man for All Seasons (42’21”)

Synopsis
Hunter-gatherer, artist, philosopher, teacher, one-man-band and loving husband and father, the versatile and irrepressible Han Shwe is something of a Burmese ‘Renaissance man’. This uplifting documentary follows him as he works tirelessly to scrape together a living for his wife and his children and incredibly still finds time to promote democracy in his rural locality in transitional Myanmar.

Winner of the 2013 Goethe-Institut Myanmar Diamond Documentary Award

‘A touching and beautifully photographed portrait of a unique individual, nicely interspersed with glimpses of rural life, politics and music. The protagonist’s energy pervades the film and his positive attitude to life is utterly infectious’

Credits
Director: Soe Moe Aung
Cinematography: Khin Maung Kyaw
Sound Recordist: Sai Kong Kham
Editor: Myo Min Khin
Editing Mentor: Melanie Sandford & Jessica Ehlebracht

Biography

Soe Moe Aung is from Hmawbi, a town about 30 kilometres northwest of Myanmar’s former capital of Yangon. Having trained as an audio technician and radio announcer, he worked for a number of local stations and also written drama for radio before joining Yangon Film School (YFS) in 2012. His first short YFS documentary, Insein Rhythm premiered at Visions du réel international documentary film festival in Nyon in Switzerland in 2013, and his short drama, Next Month won an award at the Wathann Film Festival in Yangon in 2013. He has since directed another short fictional work, To School; this title was also produced during a Yangon Film School workshop, as was A Man for All Seasons.

Filmography
2011 Behind the Mask (director, 7’35”)
2012 The Painter (director, 3’20”)
2013 Insein Rhyhtm (director, 10’45”)
2014 To School (director / post-production)





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