14:00, Wednesday 17th June, Cinema 2

Director/Anthropologist: Zaw Naing Oo, Yangon Film School
Year of Release: 2014
Duration: 22 mins
Country of Production: Myanmar
Location: Myanmar
Ethnic Group: Burmese
Language: Burmese with English subtitles

Governments – even decades-old military regimes – may come and go but, like many rural communities in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), the lives of the villagers of Pyun Su on the banks of Moe Yun Gyi lake are pervaded by deeper traditions – above all the lively cult of the nat. Winner of the 2013 Goethe-Institut Myanmar Jade Award for Documentaries ‘A beautifully filmed, rare glimpse of some of Myanmar’s powerful supernatural beliefs and their meaning for the people who practice them in this stunning Lakeland region not far from the country’s former capital of Yangon.’

Zaw Naing Oo joined YFS in 2011. He is a freelance editor and filmmaker and also works as a Student Editor during YFS film training courses.

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