Going Home


A young filmmaker pays a visit to his native village in Myanmar’s Kayah State where he reconnects with his hill-farming family and a way of life marked by privation but rich in tradition that has remained unchanged for centuries. His presence rekindles old arguments between his siblings and his mother, reminding him all too keenly of the sacrifices each of them has made so that he might have an education.

Director's Biography

Director Chit Moe Pio (born in 1992) is from Kayah, Myanmar’s smallest state. After studies in social science, he attended courses in leadership, peace and conflict resolution before joining a Peace and Development Initiative in Rakhine State where he first came into contact with media as a tool for social development. Since enrolling at Yangon Film School in 2018, he has attended a number of courses including the School’s ‘True Fictions’ programme during which he co-wrote and co-filmed the short fiction film The Other Side of the Tracks. For his first documentary, Going Home, he returned to his native village in Kayah State where his hill-farming family pursue a way of life unchanged for centuries. Filmed in just two days in a remote part of Kayah, Mountain Camp is his second documentary.

Awards & Nominations

September, 2019
Wathann Film Fest #9
Nomination Best Documentary Award
Yangon, Myanmar


June, 2020
2 Rivers Cross-Cultural Documentary Cinema
Koblenz, Germany
October, 2019
International Festival Signe de Nuit
Paris, France
October, 2019
Doc Klub Glasgow
Glasgow, England

Director's Filmography





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