Slate (14’27”)

An everyday object comes to life

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Director. Khin Warso
Cinematography: Wynn Htut
Sound Recordist and Editor: Sai Nyi Nyi
Editing Mentor: Melanie Sandford

SYNOPSIS
The discovery of a discarded object from her past prompts the filmmaker to return to her native Mon State to chronicle its entire manufacturing process, from back-breaking extraction to utilisation. A film about how objects can be full of meaning.

BIOGRAPHY
Khin Warso comes from Mawlamyine in Myanmar’s Mon State. Having studied journalism at the National Management College she first worked as a reporter for an IT journal in Yangon before joining YFS in 2014 where she provided the soundtrack for the documentary The Crocodile Creek. Her second-year documentary project, Slate, which was joint winner of the 2015 Goethe- Institut Ruby Documentary Award, was her first film as a director in her own right. Khin Warso earned a credit as producer on the YFS ‘true fictions’ production Book Lover. The recipient of a YFS Fellowship Grant, she is currently developing a feature-length documentary on the topic of
migration entitled Why We Left.

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Running time Format Subtitles System Approx. 14’27” 4:3 Letterbox English PAL

SCREENINGS & AWARDS
11/2016 33 Tehran International Short Film Festival, Asian Countries Section / Jury Special Mention

11/2016 Interfilm International Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, Nomination for Best Short Documentary

12/2016 Dhaka Film Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh





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