Hey, Girl! (16’27”)



It’s the Buddhist full-moon festival of Thadingyut and talkative, star-struck teenager Khine Myat Noe is struggling to study for her exams while her large extended family causes chaos around her. As her food-loving uncle ‘Porky’ prepares culinary offerings for a stream of passing monks, Khine’s younger cousins and siblings vie for her attention and her protective older brother questions their uncle’s dubious healthcare suggestions.

Hey Girl


Director: Khin Myo Myat
Camera: Khin Khin Hsu
Sound Recordist and Editor: Zaw Win Htwe
Editing Mentor: Tuula Mehtonen
Project Mentor: Thaiddhi


Khin Myo Myat’s family are Inntha and hail from Inle Lake in southwest Shan State in northern Myanmar. Although Khin, who is a trained nurse, had never touched a camera before joining the 2009 YFS Beginners’ workshop, her winning personality helped her put her young protagonist and the whole family at ease during the making of this buoyant portrait.

Director’s filmography (selection)
2009 Cooking up Dreams (5’12”, director)
2010 Hey, Girl! (16’27”, director)
2011 Bungkus (The Parcel) (assistant director)

Screening History (selection)
October 2011 Lyon Asian Connection Film Festival, Lyon, France *Premiere*

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