Solomon (23’27”)

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Synopsis
An encounter with the filmmaker’s uncle, the charismatic commander of the Chin National Front Solomon Thang Ding, that also takes a look at the political reforms that Chin State – Myanmar’s poorest region – is undergoing in the wake of Myanmar’s transition

‘… draws you in from beginning to end, and goes beyond one individual’s point of view to give us the bigger picture, thereby contributing to the critical peace process in Myanmar today’

Ruby Award Winner, Goethe Institute Documentary Awards Myanmar

Credits
Director: Anna Biak Tha Mawi
Cinematography: Khin Maung Kyaw
Sound Recordist: Sai Kong Kham
Editor: Khin Myanmar
Editing Mentor: Jessica Ehlebracht & Melanie Sandford

Biography

Screenwriter Anna Biak Tha Mawi is a Chin national from Hakha who lives in Yangon where she studied English Literature at the Myanmar Institute of Theology. Her poems and short stories have appeared in Chin magazines and her painting and photographs have been shown in group exhibitions. She joined YFS in 2009 where she wrote and later helped to film Bungkus a short drama about the phenomenon of the ‘parcel bride’ which she hopes to develop into a feature-length film. She is currently living in Chin where she has begun a traditional weaving initiative and is currently working on a documentary about Chin memorial stones. Solomon is her first documentary.





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