The Old Photographer (14’45”)

Synopsis

An affectionate portrait of ninety-year-old Indian photographer G. M. Ahuja, who still lives in the once popular photographic studio in downtown Yangon that his father opened almost a century ago.

Credits
Director: Thet Oo Maung, Cinematography: Soy Kyaw Tin Htun, Sound Recordist: Zin Mar Oo, Editior: Thet Su Hlaing, Project Mentor: Pe Maung Same, Editing Mentor: George Cragg

Biography

Business management graduate Thet Oo Maung is of Kayin-Armenian descent. A dedicated humanitarian, self-taught painter, photographer and videographer, he has often used his skills to record the activities of organisations – such as Gahahita, Activista and ActionAid – for whom he has worked or volunteered. His decision to join Yangon Film School was motivated by his desire to improve his filmmaking abilities and so support Myanmar’s transition. Besides continuing to make his own films, he now works as YFS School Manager.

Filmography
2013 Cries and Whispers (08’00”, director)
2013 The Old Photographer (14’45”, director)

Screenings
07/2013 Singapore Myanmar Film Festival 2013
10/2013 Film Southasia, Kathmandu, Nepal





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