Slate (14’27”)

An everyday object comes to life


Director. Khin Warso
Cinematography: Wynn Htut
Sound Recordist and Editor: Sai Nyi Nyi
Editing Mentor: Melanie Sandford

The discovery of a discarded object from her past prompts the filmmaker to return to her native Mon State to chronicle its entire manufacturing process, from back-breaking extraction to utilisation. A film about how objects can be full of meaning.

Khin Warso comes from Mawlamyine in Myanmar’s Mon State. Having studied journalism at the National Management College she first worked as a reporter for an IT journal in Yangon before joining YFS in 2014 where she provided the soundtrack for the documentary The Crocodile Creek. Her second-year documentary project, Slate, which was joint winner of the 2015 Goethe- Institut Ruby Documentary Award, was her first film as a director in her own right. Khin Warso earned a credit as producer on the YFS ‘true fictions’ production Book Lover. The recipient of a YFS Fellowship Grant, she is currently developing a feature-length documentary on the topic of
migration entitled Why We Left.

Running time Format Subtitles System Approx. 14’27” 4:3 Letterbox English PAL

11/2016 33 Tehran International Short Film Festival, Asian Countries Section / Jury Special Mention

11/2016 Interfilm International Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, Nomination for Best Short Documentary

12/2016 Dhaka Film Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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