A Political Life (19’34”)

Political Life _ 2

U Thein Soe dedicated the best years of his life to working as Aung San Suu Kyi’s bodyguard. To please his long-suffering wife and family he has now bowed out of politics – but still can’t help giving up his time to provide local people with valuable legal advice.

Director: Soe Akhar Htun
Cinematography: Arrow Luck
Sound Recordist: Wynn Htut, Nay Kha
Editor: May Htoo Cho
Project Mentor: Wai Mar Nyunt
Editing Mentor: Dietmar Kraus & Fiona Strain


Soe Akhar Tun was just 19 when he was accepted to YFS, making him the youngest ever member of a YFS intake. An English Access Microscholarship Program participant and computer science graduate with an interest in giving a voice to Myanmar’s youth, Soe Arkar Htun creates websites and also volunteers at Smile Education & Development Foundation. In 2012, he and a group of friends founded an online social enterprise which he also managed until discovering his passion for filmmaking. He says that his new-found film skills will strengthen his ability to serve his community’. A Political Life is his first documentary.

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