Tofu Nights (16’55”)

Making organic tofu in Yangon

Tofu Nights 2

Director Eim Chan Thar |
Camera Thae Zar Chi Khaing |
Sound Thida Swe |
Editor Zin Mar Oo |
Project Mentor Wai Mar Nyunt |
Editing Mentor Melissa Hacker

It’s a long day’s night for the workers at Yangon’s ‘top’ tofu factory Shwe Pyi Thar which prides itself on making tofu completely without the use of chemicals. A hot and laborious job, from dusk till dawn.

Eim Chan Thar (32) is Kayin. She was born in Myaung Mya in Ayeyarwaddy Division. An English graduate with a passion for storytelling and film, her parents were not enthusiastic when she decided to become a filmmaker and she spent four years working in a bank to save the money she needed to be financially independent and follow her dream. Since enrolling at YFS and directing Tofu Nights she has taken part in several courses including Docuanimation, during which she helped create a short TV spot against gender-based violence. She is currently developing a feature-length documentary about the Talaku
community in Kayin.

Duration: 16’55’’ mins Format: 16:9 anamorphic System: PAL Subtitles: English 2017

This film was produced by Yangon Film School (YFS), an award-winning non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting a diverse media culture in Myanmar.

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