The Peacekeeper (15’06”)

Director Aye Mya Hlaing | Cinematographer Zaw Lar | Sound Recordist Hein Htet Aung | Editor Mi Mi Lwin | Editing Mentor Leo Liesvirta | Song: „My Rock“ | Composer Phu Di Wu | Vocalist Naw Mi




It is estimated that around 100,000 people have been displaced by civil war in Myanmar’s Kachin State since 2011 and are now living in camps for ‘internally displaced people’ (IDPs). This heartfelt film shows how public and private lives are intertwined in these camps and describes one resourceful woman’s valiant efforts to keep the peace.



Aye Mya Hlaing (22) grew up in Yangon. Before joining YFS she worked for Kamayut Media as an online video journalist where she made 500 reports in the space of 18 months. She says she enrolled at YFS ‘to tell emotional stories that go beyond journalism’. Since joining YFS she has worked on a number of School projects as cinematographer; she has also joined YFS Travelling Cinema Crews in Kachin State and Mandalay Division where she has co-facilitated participatory video workshops with local communities. She is currently working as a radio presenter. After directing The Animal Lover about Yangon’s stray dogs in her first year at YFS, The Peacekeeper now marks her second film as a director.




Duration 15’06’’ | Format 16:9 anamorphic | System PAL | Subtitles English | 2018

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