The Washu Family (25′)

Family life in Myanmar’s far north


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Director Lin Hnin Aye |
Cinematography Kyaw Ko Ko, Lin Hnin Aye |
Sound Recordist Khin Warso |
Editor Khin Myanmar |
Editing Mentor Melanie Sandford

The Washu family are Lisu. This gentle portrait describes their way of life in a remote village one hour north of Putao in Kachin, where things have changed very little in the last century.
‘An intimate and engaging portrait … shot and edited to rhythm of the Washus’ daily life.’

Lin Hnin Aye initially received training in journalism at Myanmar’s National Management College and worked as a part time video journalist before discovering her passion for documentary and joining Yangon Film School in 2012. She has since contributed to a number of YFS productions such as My Grandfather’s House (sound) and Wathann Film Festival award-winning short Missing (camera assistant). Having trained in participatory video during a YFS course in 2014, she is now a regular member of YFS Travelling Cinema crews facilitating workshops in communities in Kachin and Shan. Edited during the 2015 Advanced Editing Course, her documentary portrait of The Washu Family marks her first film as a director in her own right.

Running time 25 min. | Format 16:9 anamorphic | Subtitles English | System PAL | 2016


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