Worlds Apart (14’56”)

A HINDU FAMILY IN MYANMAR’S TROUBLED RAKHINE STATE

Ruby Award Winner – 2019 Goethe Institut Myanmar – Documentary Competition

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Director Shin Thandar | Camera Thae Zar Chi Khaing | Sound Recordist Ja Roi Aung | Editor Myat Myat Noe Aye | Editing Mentors Khin Myanmar & Tuula Mehtonen

SYNOPSIS

Worlds within worlds are explored by the filmmaker, a Rakhine native, in this moving portrait of her Hindu neighbours. An alarming glimpse of the ominous effects of long-term segregation of communities in Myanmar and the toll this is now taking on the next generation.

BIOGRAPHY

Shin Thandar (28) is from Sittwe in Rakhine State in northwest Myanmar. Having studied English at Yangon’s University of Foreign Languages and gaining a diploma in Information Technology, she worked in the news department of national broadcaster MRTV and as a communications assistant for the World Bank for almost five years before joining YFS in 2018. She has completed a number of YFS courses and is one of the creators of a YFS docu-animation Our Town. Now in her second year at the School, she is currently working as a cinematographer and freelance editor on a series of World Bank-funded short films promoting access to health, education and jobs. After making Lost Boy her first short documentary that was shown at a number of international film festivals around the world Worlds Apart marks her second short film as a director.

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

Duration 14’56’’ | Format 16:9 anamorphic | System PAL | Subtitles English | 2020





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