Midtown Yangon (19’37”)

A Story Behind Every Door

A film by
Aung Htet Myet, May Myat Noe Aye, Moe Kyaw Thu, Seint Yamone Htoo and Shin Thandar, Editor Mi Mi Lwin


A multi-storey housing block is filled with stories, from a street hawker struggling to fix his TV to a lonely girl who longs for a playmate; from one young man hiding his sexuality to another who simply wants to visit his girlfriend. As frustration builds in a young woman’s overcrowded household, her heartfelt cry adds to the cacophony of lives lived in this little piece of the city.

As one of YFS’s youngest students, Aung Htet Myet’s first film as a director was a portrait of two feisty protest singers, Angry Folks; he also recorded the sound on Chit Moe Pio’s 2018 debut, Going Home. May Myat Noe Aye’s first film as was a lively short documentary about popular Mandalay musician Wareru in Burmese Rapper, which she worked on with Seint Yamone Htoo, who won a Goethe-Institut Myanmar award for her 2019 documentary Kachin Reporter; Rakhine native Shin Thandar directed documentaries Lost Boy in 2018 and the award-winning Worlds Apart in 2019, while Moe Kyaw Thu is making a name for himself as a camera person and editor on a number of YFS projects. Editor Mi Mi Lwin also has directing experience, with her short documentary Sugar and Spice winning a string of awards both at home and abroad.


Duration 19’37’’ | Format 16:9 anamorphic | System PAL | Subtitles English | 2020

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