Cries and Whispers (08’00”)


A couple and their new baby in an old Yangon apartment. A film that deliberately blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction.

Director: Thet Oo Maung, Cinematography: Soy Kyaw Tin Htun, Sound Recordist: Zin Mar Oo, Editior: Thet Su Hlaing, Project Mentor: Tiha Thwe, Editing Mentor: George Cragg


Business management graduate Thet Oo Maung is of Kayin-Armenian descent. A dedicated humanitarian, self-taught painter, photographer and videographer, he has often used his skills to record the activities of organisations – such as Gahahita, Activista and ActionAid – for whom he has worked or volunteered. His decision to join Yangon Film School was motivated by his desire to improve his filmmaking abilities and so support Myanmar’s transition. Besides continuing to make his own films, he now works as YFS School Manager.

2013 Cries and Whispers (08’00”, director)
2013 The Old Photographer (14’45”, director)

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