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Child of the Revolution (2018)

Child of the Revolution


For over sixty years, the Karen National Union was at war with the Burmese military, known as Tatmadaw. In this elegiac portrait a young Karen woman reflects on her family’s years of struggle during the conflict in Myanmar’s south-east and looks ahead to the challenges of securing lasting peace.

Director's Biography

Aye Nilar Kyaw (born in 1994) is herself Kayin (Karen) and a Christian. She took up a distance learning degree in law at West Yangon University in 2012 and worked in various jobs, also volunteering for NGO Vision Trust Myanmar, before enrolling at YFS in 2016. She has since worked on several YFS and other projects as director (For My Son), editor, cinematographer and sound designer (Through Thick and Thin). Child of the Revolution, which received the 2017 Goethe Institut Myanmar Jade Documentary Award, is her first film as both director and cinematographer. A YFS Fellowship grantee, she is currently working with another YFS student Eim Chan Thar on a documentary about Kayin State’s little-known Talaku tribe.


August, 2018
Forum For Peace - People in Need
Yangon, Myanmar

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