Mother’s Burden (16’46”)

Director Cherry Thein | Camera Thae Zar Chi Khaing | Sound Mi Mi Lwin | Editor
May Htoo Cho | Editing Mentor Leo Liesvirta

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SYNOPSIS
This story of one older single mother’s struggles in rural Bagan and her misguided choices for her daughter reflects the conservative and sometimes ill-fated approaches to parenting that still prevail in today’s Myanmar.

BIOGRAPHY
Born in Yangon in 1985, Cherry Thein studied English, psychology, communications and journalism. She has since contributed articles especially on vulnerable children to the Myanmar Times and is currently writing for Frontier Myanmar magazine. Having attended a number of Yangon Film School courses including Documentary Directing and Development, Screenwriting, Film History and Docuanimation she is currently developing a feature-length documentary Cocoons together with fellow YFS student Thae Zar Chi Khaing about young girls living on the streets of Mandalay. Mother’s Burden marks her directorial debut.

SCREENING HISTORY
09/2018 Wathann Film Fest#8, Yangon, Myanmar WORLD PREMIERE
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Duration16’46’’ | Format 16:9 anamorphic | System PAL | Subtitles English | 2018





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