The Game (26’40”)

2011

Synopsis

The cut and thrust of Myanmar kickboxing – as seen by four of its proponents. As title defender Saw Nga Mann and challenger Yan Gyi Aung prepare to face each other in the ring, the game’s promoter, the referee and the two opponents mull over the sport’s attractions and dangers.

The Game

Credits

Director: Okkar
Camera: Aung Ko Ko and Pe Maung Same
Sound: Nyi Zaw and Han Lin Aung
Editor: Zaw Win Htwe

Biography

Twenty-four year old Maung Okkar’s film career began at the age of 14 when he starred in Dat-khe, a feature film directed by his father – the celebrated Burmese filmmaker U Wunna. Since then he has appeared alongside Lwin Moe in this well-known Burmese actor’s television travelogues, and has also tried his hand at directing. A philosophy graduate (Dagon University), he is currently studying applied psychology in Yangon. Okkar’s first documentary Charcoal Boy screened at numerous festivals around the world. The Game is his second documentary. He is currently working on a documentary about children’s rights commissioned by Save the Children Myanmar.

Director’s filmography (selection)

2010 Charcoal Boy (11’14”, director)
2011 The Game (26’40”, director)

Screening History 

January 2012 The Art of Freedom Film Festival Yangon, Myanmar
February 2012 Lifescapes Southeast Asian Film Festival Chiang Mai, Thailand





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