AWARD-WINNING MYANMAR DOCUMENTARY TO AIR ON JAPANESE TV

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar Jan 23 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Award winning Myanmar documentary, Dreams Over Monsoon, will be shown on Japanese television in February on broadcaster NHK, the second time the film has been aired to Japanese audiences in six months, the Myanmar Times reported.

The 26-minute documentary highlights the story of 13-year-old The Paing Soe, who is forced to forgo his education and work in a small brick factory in Mudon township, Mon State in order to support his family who was struggling to make ends meet in the wake of cyclone Nargis.

It is director Sein Lyan Tun’s sixth documentary film and the second of a two part documentary series following the life of The Paing Soe.

It won the ‘Colors of Asia 2017’ documentary award at the Tokyo Docs film festival upon its release.

The first part, Charred Brick, was about 11-year-old The Paing Soe and premiered in 2015.

It also won a number of accolades at international film festivals including Best Short Documentary award at the Kota Kinabalu film festival in Malaysia in 2016.

 

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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