9th Annual Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles: September 10 & 11, 2016!

9th Annual Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles: September 10 & 11, 2016!

The Network of Myanmar American Association, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Myanmar Film Festivals in the United States, invites you to the 9th Annual Myanmar (Burmese) Film Festival of Los Angeles. The festival will be held at Downtown Independent Theater (http://www.downtownindependent.com/), a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.

Festival Location:      Downtown Independent Theater

                                251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dates:                            September 10 & 11 | 2016

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information as the date approaches!

Please come enjoy Myanmar (Burmese) Film Festival, Los Angeles. Hope to see you there!

 

SATURDAY │SEPTEMBER 10│2016:

Time:              6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (Invitation Only)

Opening Night VIP Reception & Festival Awards Ceremony

 

Unsilent Potatodocumentary                                                     

Sein Lyan Tun | 22 mins | Myanmar w/English subtitle | 2016

Myanmar

 

Walking a Fine Linedocumentary                                                          

Kyaw Thu | 55 mins | Myanmar w/English subtitle | 2015

USA, Myanmar

 

Zayarshort subject                                                                        

Chriz Naing | 16 mins | Myanmar w/English subtitle | 2016

USA

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 112016:

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A Political Life – documentary short                                                                      

Soe Akhar Htun | 20 mins | Myanmar w/English subtitle | 2015

Myanmar

Time: 1:15 pm

APL Still 09 copyDirector:                   Soe Akhar Htun
Cinematography:      Arrow Luck
Sound Recordist:       Wynn Htut, Nay Kha
Editor:                      May Htoo Cho
Project Mentor:         Wai Mar Nyunt
Editing Mentor:         Dietmar Kraus & Fiona Strain

U Thein Soe dedicated the best years of his life to working as Aung San Suu Kyi’s bodyguard. To please his long-suffering wife and family he has now bowed out of politics – but still can’t help giving up his time to provide local people with valuable legal advice.

 

 

Unsilent Potatodocumentary                                                     

Sein Lyan Tun | 22 mins | Myanmar w/English subtitle | 2016

Myanmar

Time: 1:40 pm

Unsilent Potato HDDirector:                     Sein Lyan Tun

Producer:               PS Films

Cinematographer:   Phyo Nge

Editors:                  Phyo Nge & Sein Lyan Tun

Music:                         Lin Htet

A new documentary about a young disable Karen ethnic girl named ‘Potato’ from small village of Myanmar. In 2014, she was raped by neighbor married man who was later accused for the said case. This film aim is to raise women’s awareness and disability rights.

 

Walking a Fine Linedocumentary                                                          

Kyaw Thu | 55 mins | Myanmar w/English subtitle | 2015

USA, Myanmar

Time: 2:05 pm

Walking a Fine Line-page-001Director:        Kyaw Thu

Producer:      World Movement for Democracy

Editor:           Ma Thida and Minn Thaik

Walking a Fine Line is the remarkable story of a leading Burmese movie actor turned activist and community leader. He established the first free funeral service association in Yangon in 2001 and continues to use his celebrity status to mobilize his fellow citizens around pressing social issues.

 

Zayarshort subject                                                                        

Chriz Naing | 16 mins | Myanmar w/English subtitle | 2016

USA

Time: 3:10 pm

Zayar6Director:                  Chriz Naing

Producers:               Lily Van Leeuwen & Jen Hubbard

Cinematographer:    Arina Bleiman

Music:                           Chriz Naing, Rayshaun Thompson and Rafal Gosciminski   

Editor:                     Chriz Naing

A traumatized Burmese refugee, Zayar, gets separated from his mother when he escapes from the Burmese military at the Thai border. He settles in America with his younger sister, but faces racism and the fear of never reuniting with his mother again. 

 

Dams, Drugs & Democracy – documentary

(The Struggle for Resources in Kachin State)                                    

Andrew Limond, Jack Aung | 60 mins | Bama & Kachin w/English subtitle | 2015

Myanmar, Malaysia

Time: 3:30 pm

Dam Drugs & Democracy_01Directors:        Andrew Limond, Jack Aung

Producers:      Andrew Limond, Edward Bagnall

Editor:               Andrew Limond, Jack Aung, Theo Yeung   

‘Dams, Drugs & Democracy’ tells the story of a plan to dam the Irrawaddy River at its source: Myitsone, in Kachin State, northern Myanmar. Local villagers have been forcibly relocated, disrupting their traditional way of life. The impact on downstream areas in the rest of the country is potentially enormous, prompting popular protest. Most of the electricity from this gigantic hydropower project was supposed to be delivered to China (just over the border), so a sudden halt in construction has geopolitical ramifications.

 

My Leg – documentary short                                                            

Khon Soe Moe Aung| 17 mins | Myanmar w/English subtitle | 2015

Myanmar

Time: 4:30 pm

My Leg_Filmstill1Director:                   Khon Soe Moe Aung
Cinematography:      Naw Ae’ Shee Hpaw
Sound Recordist:       Bawk Seng
Editor:                      Zin Mar Oo
Project Mentor:         Khin Maung Kyaw
Editing Mentor:         Fiona Strain

 

 

My Buddha Is Punkdocumentary                                                          

Andreas Hartmann| 68 mins | Myanmar w/English | 2015

Myanmar, Germany

Time: 4:50 pm

MYBUDDHAISPUNK_PosterDirector & Producer:      Andreas Hartmann

Screenwriter:                Andreas Hartmann

Cinematographer:         Andreas Hartmann

Music:                                Rebel Riot      

Editor:                         Andreas Hartmann

A young Burmese punk pursues the dream of seeing the punk scene take off in Myanmar. He travels across the country to promote his own philosophy among the young generations: A symbiosis of Buddhism and punk that rejects religious dictates and political doctrine.

 

  • General Public Admission: FREE

 

Film Festival Information:

NetMAA Office: (626) 537 9990

Email: myanmarfilmfestival@netmaa.org

 

The Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles is supported, in part, by the California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

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