Happy Days (12’49”)



A charming, uplifting portrait of the director’s irrepressibly upbeat next-door neighbour, 13-year-old Shoon Lei.

Happy Days


Director: Wai Mar Nyunt
Camera: Thaiddhi
Sound: Dashi Htu Ra
Editor: George Cragg


Wai Mar Nyunt graduated in fine art from Yangon University in 1998, and has since created a number of installations and video art pieces. A one-time assistant art teacher at the Yangon International Education Centre, Wai Mar joined the Yangon Film School in 2007 and made Happy Days during a Beginners’ Workshop. She has since created two films for development organisations: My Positive Life (2008) about the NGO François Xavier Bagnoud’s psycho-social support group for people living with HIV, and Sun Behind the Clouds (2008) about World Concern trained health workers in Kachin State. In 2009 she received a one-year scholarship to attend the Czech School of Performing Arts FAMU in Prague. She also took part in the CPH:DOX Film Lab in Copenhagen in the same year.

Filmography (selection)

2007     Happy Days (12’49”, director)
2007     Hotel Chef (3’17”, director)
2008     My Positive Life (20’09”, director)
2008     Sun Behind the Clouds (13’13”, director and editor)
2011     Rice – Towards a better Future (32’17”, sound recordist)

Screening History

October 2009 CPH:DOX Film Lab, Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival, Denmark
August 2011 Brazil International Disability Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, St. Paulo, Brazil

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