Let’s Get on the Bus (15’51”)

Lets get on the Bus

Synopsis
Save the Children’s Child Rights Governance Programme supports and builds the capacity of children and civil society organisations to work for the realisation of children’s rights. Let’s get on the Bus describes how the children of one Ayeyarwaddy Delta community joined forces with the local community-based organisation in order to convert an old truck into a school bus – thus promoting school attendance and local civil society governance processes. As the photogenic vehicle chugs its way along coastal paths, teenager Nyi Nyi Lwin of Myo Set Thit Children’s Group and warn and dedicated father-of-three U Aung Win of the community based organisation Deedugone Karuna Social Aid Association, share their motivations for getting involved in this and other projects, and tell us how they hope to inspire others to work towards improving the lives of children and adults alike.

Credits
Director: Okkar
Cinematography: Aung Ko Ko
Sound Recordist: Zaw Win Htwe
Editor: Hnin Ei Hlaing
Editing Mentor: Regina Bärtschi

Biography

Maung Okkar’s film career began at the age of 14 when he starred in Dat-khe, afeature film directed by his father – the celebrated Burmese filmmaker U Wunna. Made during a YFS workshop in 2009, Okkar’s first documentary Charcoal Boy screened to acclaim at a number of international film festivals. His second work as a director was The Game, a gritty documentary about the cut and thrust of Myanmar kickboxing, which was shown during the inaugural Art of Freedom Film Festival in Yangon in 2011. Let’s get on the Bus marks his first commissioned work for an NGO.

Filmography
2010 Charcoal Boy (director, 10’14”)
2011 The Game (director, 25′)
2012 Lets get on the Bus (director, 15’51”)





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