My Leg (10’02”)

my-leg

Synopsis
In Kayah State, Myanmar, for over 60 years, different ethnic armed groups have been fighting the
Burmese Army in a war for freedom and independence. A group of war veterans have opened an
artificial leg workshop constructing a hundred legs per year for fellow veterans with the same
stroke of fate – leaving ethnic differences behind.

Credits
Director:                      Khon Soe Moe Aung,
Cinematographer:       Naw Eh Shee Paw
Sound Recordist:         Bawk Seng
Editor:                          Zin Mar Oo

Biography
Born in 1989 in Myanmar’s conflicted Kayah State, Khon Soe Moe Aung is a passionate human
rights activist. Since making his first documentary My Leg during a Yangon Film School
documentary filmmaking course held jointly with Search for Common Ground in 2014, he divides
his time between working for Kayah Earthrights Action Network and sharing his new-found
documentary skills with community activists. He is currently researching a longer format
documentary In the Dark with the support of a Yangon Film School Fellowship. My Leg won a
Special Mention Award at Exground International Film Festival in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2015.

Festival Screenings
11/2015  Exground International Short Film Festival Wiesbaden, Germany
World Premiere Winner of Special Mention Award

03/2016 Kyoto University, Visual Documentary Project, Japan

05/2016 Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, Taiwan (not yet publicly
announced)

© Yangon Film School & Search for Common Ground 2015
http://yangonfilmschool.org





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