Rays of Hope (15’50”)



Made for the NGO Association François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) active in Myanmar since 1993, this short documentary tells the story of 23-year-old Ohmar Kyaw, who lives with her parents and seven siblings in Hlaing Thar Yar on the outskirts of Yangon. As a teenager, she worked crippling twelve-hour shifts in a garment factory in order to support her large family. In her own touching words, Ohmar Kyaw describes the impact that FXB’s vocational programmes are having on needy young people such as herself.

Rays Of Hope


Director:  Aung Nwai Htway
Camera: Thaiddhi
Sound: Ma Zin Zin
Edit:  Aung Nwai Htway

Biography and Filmography

Bon in Yangon in 1970, Aung Nwai Htway studied law before taking a Forever Group course in editing and subsequently joining the NGO Population Services International as an assistant editor. He began attending YFS workshops in 2006 and, in 2007, tried his hand at directing for the first time with A Piece of Eden, which he also edited. Rays of Hope marks his second outing as director-editor. He is currently working on a documentary entitled Behind the Screen about his parents, both of whom were once well-known stage and screen performers in Burma.

Filmography (selection)

2007     A Piece of Eden (15’36”, director and editor)
2008     Rays of Hope (15’50”, director and editor)

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