Mother at Arms (21’20”)

Director Nu Nu Hlaing | Camera Ko Oo, Mya Darli Aung, Wynn Htut | Sound Recordist Thida Swe | Editor Zin Mar Oo | Directing Mentor Shin Daewe | Editing Mentor Tuula Mehtonen | Music San Naung Dway

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SYNOPSIS

Mi Sue Pwint is a member of the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front, the student army formed after nationwide protests were brutally crushed by Myanmar’s military dictatorship in 1988. This film tells her extraordinary story as both a leading revolutionary and mother and describes how she is now actively engaged in the peace process in her deeply conflicted country.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Nu Nu Hlaing comes from a village in Bogalay in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy delta. Following the devastating cyclone Nargis that swept through the delta in 2008 she came to Yangon where she attended courses in journalism run by capacity building organisation Myanmar Egress and later worked for the Myanmar Peace Centre. Since joining Yangon Film School in 2012 she has worked on numerous documentaries as a sound recordist. Mother At Arms, which won the top Diamond Award at the 2017 Goethe Institut Myanmar Documentary Awards, marks her first film as a director in her own right.

 

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

09/2018 Wathann Film Fest#8, Yangon, Myanmar WORLD PREMIERE

10/2018 Alpavirama International Film Festival, Ahmedabad, India

WINNER OF GOLDEN COMMA BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD

01/2019 Dona I Cinema International Film Festival, Valencia, Spain

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Duration 21’10’’ | Format 16:9 anamorphic | System PAL | Subtitles English | 2018





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