My Grandfather’s House (13’45”)


Thakin Htein Win’s granddaughter reminisces about the old wooden house where she grew up – a house which was once a meeting place for some of the architects of Burma’s independence movement, in which her grandfather played a pivotal role.

Director: Shunn Lei Swe Yee, Cinematography: David Kyaw Thet Aung, Sound Recordist: Linn Hnin Aye, Editior: Zaw Win Htwe Project Mentor: Pe Maung Same, Editing Mentor: Melanie Sandford


Born of a Burmese publisher father and a Shan mother, young English graduate Shunn Lei Swe Yee has been active in a number of youth and development networks. A passionate feminist and co-founder of the ‘Rainfall Gender Study Group’, she claims that one of the reasons she joined Yangon Film School was to learn how to make films that will give a stronger voice to women in Myanmar.

2013 My Grandfather’s House (13’45”, director)

07/2013 Singapore Myanmar Film Festival, Seoul, Korea
09/13 Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles, USA
09/13 Singapore Indie DOC Festival, Singapore
09/13 Wathann Film Fest#3, Yangon Myanmar, Documentary Competition

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