Like Father, Like Son (14’16”)



Zaw Oo is at a crossroads. In order to prevent his centuries-old Rama troupe from dying out he must train the next generation of players. But how can he recommend the life of a poor Rama performer to his own son?

Like Father Like Son


Director: Pe Maung Same
Camera: Pe Maung Same, Tin Win Naing
Sound: Aung Myint
Editor: Pe Maung Same


Born in Yangon in 1974 Pe Maung Same developed his love for documentary as an editor of newsreel and historical films at AV Media, he also produced his own VCD magazine, ‘Disc Diary’. A participant of YFS since 2005, he has worked on a number of YFS productions, often as cinematographer. Set in Phya Phone, his 2006 directorial debut Like Father, Like Son won a Heinrich Boell Foundation Documentary Award in 2007; his subsequent work displays his enduring fascination for the people and landscapes of Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Delta region.

Filmography (selection)

2005   Homesick (5’, director, editor)
2006   Like Father, Like Son (14’16”, director, editor) 2nd Prize Heinrich Boell Foundation Documentary Award 2007
2006   A Million Threads (15’20”, cinematographer)
2006   The Uninvited Guest (13’49”, editor)
2007   Stepping Up (20’04”, director)
2007   Beyond the Tsunami (20’50”, cinematographer)
2008   Like A Bubble In Water (17’23”, producer)
2010   Rice – Towards a Better Future (32’, cinematographer)
2011   The Bamboo Grove (18’42”, assistant cinematographer)

Screening History

August 2010 Festival de Cinéma de Douarnenez,  France
September 2010 Thai International Short Film Festival, BKK, Thailand
October 2010 Doi Saket Film Festival, Thailand
November 2010  Exground Film Festival, Wiesbaden, Germany
May 2011 Vientianale International Film Festival, Vientiane, Laos
July 2011 Traumzeit Festival, Duisburg, Germany
October 2011 Festival Signes de Nuit, Focus Burma section, Paris, France
November 2011 Festival International du Documentaire Étudiant, Saint-Ouen, France
January 2013 DocPoint Helsinki International Documenatry Film Festival, Finland

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