Last Kiss (21’57”)

Synopsis
Onetime film director Jaing Chying runs a women’s shelter near Kachin Independence Army HQ in Laiza. Every day since civil war resumed between the Myanmar military and the Kachin Independence Organisation, she has written and recited a poem, thus giving an unmistakable voice to those caught up in this bitter conflict.

Credits
Director: Seng Mai Kinraw
Production Manager: Seng Moon Ja Nbyen
Cinematography: Sai Kong Kham, Seng Mai Kinraw
Sound Recordist: Sai Kong Kham
Editor: Zin Mar Oo, Nu Nu Hlaing
Editing Mentor: Tuula Mehtonen

Biography

Seng Mai Kinraw was born in Kachin State and moved with her family to Yangon during her childhood. Her first documentary, The Social Game, was shown at Wathann Film Fest#2 in Yangon in 2012 where it received the New Vision Award; the film also won a Special Mention at the inaugural ChopShots Film Festival for Southeast Asian documentary held in Jakarta in the same year. Last Kiss is her second documentary. At present she is developing a project in the Netherlands about two Burmese siblings who have grown up living apart from each other and their biological families. She is currently attending the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg in Southern Germany thanks to a bursary from the German charity, Brot für die Welt.

Filmography
2012 The Social Game (director, cinematographer, editor, 12’21”)
2014 Last Kiss (director, cinemtographer, 21’48”)





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