The Barber (25’29”)

The Barber

Barber Ko Tin Htun’s clientele includes both the high and mighty and the poor and humble. In between snipping and shaving, singing and chatting with his customers, he ponders the vagaries of life in Myanmar during the last half century – and counts himself lucky to be his own boss.

Director: Anna Biak Thaw Mawi,
Cinematography: San Kyaw Htun
Sound Recordist: Nay Kha
Editor: Sai Nyi Nyi
Project Mentor: Pe Maung Same
Editing Mentor: Fiona Strain


Anna Biak Tha Mawi is a Chin national from Hakha. A graduate of the Myanmar Institute of Theology, her poems and short stories have appeared in Chin magazines, and her paintings have been shown in group exhibitions. Having joined YFS as a screenwriter in 2009, in 2010 she wrote and later helped to film Bungkus, a short drama about the phenomenon of the ‘parcel bride’. She is now developing this topic as a feature-length film. After having won an award during the YFS documentary competition in 2013 for her first documentary, Solomon, she was accepted onto the School’s Art of Documentary Filmmaking course in 2014, from which The Barber emerged. Anna has also recently founded a traditional weaving initiative that aims to provide young Chin women with a livelihood.

The Barber_2

Visit Us On Facebook