Thursday’s Child (15′)


Every year Than Htay and his extended family travel across the Ayeyarwaddy Delta from their village in Zalun to find work in Phya Pone. A tender portrait of a family of itinerant field workers, suffused by the sounds and rhythms of the delta.


Director: Tay Zar Win Tun
Cinematographer: Tay Zar Win Tun
Sound: Kyaw Myo Lwin
Editor: Khin Khin Hsu
Editing Mentor: Melanie Sandford


Yangon-born Tay Zar Win Tun first encountered documentary films in Japan where he spent four years working for an electronics company. Returning to Myanmar in 2005 to take over his father’s photographic stores he nonetheless pursued his passion for film by working as a cinematographer and sound recording engineer on Myanmar feature films. Since joining YFS in 2007 he has initiated a string of documentaries; these include his directorial debut Water Boy, the film Rice – Towards a Better Future about a rice-growing project in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta, as well as a film about monastery education and another about the controversial Myitsone dam project entitled The River.

Director’s Filmography (selection)

2007 Waterboy (14’29” director)
2010 Thursday’s Child (15′ director)
2011 Rice – Towards a Better Future (32’17” director, cinematographer)
2012 The River (director)


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