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Empty Nest

June, 2013
Palm Springs International Short Fest
AWARD WINNER BEST STUDENT DOCUMENTARY
Palm Springs, CA., USA

Synopsis

Daw Ni Lang is a Chin national who lives in Yangon with her Chin husband and youngest son. She bustles around her home, laughs with friends at a local café and fondly remembers her early married life in Chin State. And yet underneath her cheerful demeanour lies a deep sense of loss at having had to leave her Chin homeland and part from four of her five children – all whom have left Myanmar to pursue lives abroad. A familiar story about migration, told in a new context.

Director's Biography

Myanmar computer arts graduate Zaw Naing Oo (born in 1979) had his first brush with film at Myanmar production outfit Forever Group. Since enrolling at Yangon Film School in 2011 he has directed and/or edited several short documentaries. His portrait of a disparate Chin family in Empty Nest screened at a number of international festivals and earned him Best Short Student Documentary award in Palm Springs, USA in 2013. Lady of the Lake, which he also edited, marks his second film as director.

Awards & Nominations

June, 2013
Palm Springs International Short Fest
AWARD WINNER BEST STUDENT DOCUMENTARY
Palm Springs, CA., USA

Screenings

September, 2014
ShortVisions 1st International Short Film Festival
Ningbo, China
November, 2013
Interfilm International Short Film Festival
Berlin, Germany
September, 2013
Yxine Film Festival
Hanoi, Vietnam

Director's Filmography

2014

Director/Editor

21‘25‘‘

2012
Empty Nest

Director / Editor

12‘53‘‘

Pictures

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