Far From Home (10’40”)



Thirteen–year-old Maung Lin is working on a farm 500 miles away from his native village near Monywa. In this film, director Thi Ha Thwe tries to find out how its shy and modest protagonist copes with homesickness and isolation.

Far From Home



Director: Thiha Thwe
Camera: Zin Myoe Sett
Sound: Kyaw Myo Lwin
Editor: Jessica Ehlebracht


Thiha Twe began his film career in 1996 as a producer for Myanmar’s pioneering non-fiction production house, AV Media. He later co-produced the independent VCD magazine, Disc Diary, which operated from 2004-2005. A news cameraman for Japanese broadcaster NHK, he joined Yangon Film School in 2007. After his directorial debut Far From Home (2007) he made a film about the struggle to combat malaria in Kachin State (Saving Sankar, 2008) for the NGO World Concern.

Filmography (selection)

2007     Far From Home (10’40”, director)
2007     Wishing and Washing (3’40”, director)
2008     Saving Sankar (15’45”, director)

Screening History

October 2010 Doi Saket Film Festival, Thailand
September 2010 Thai International Short Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand

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