Hidden Wounds


When Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar in May 2008, a team of healers trained by the local NGO Shalom Foundation went to the Ayeyarwaddy Delta to provide emergency trauma care for victims of the disaster. Filmed and narrated by a member of this team, Hidden Wounds takes us on a journey to some of the affected communities and describes the delicate process of helping those suffering from invisible wounds to accept what has happened and regain a sense of security that will eventually lead to psychological well-being.

Director's Biography

Videographer Awipi is a member of the Myanmar non-governmental organisation Shalom Foundation which provides trainings on trauma management to development workers, community leaders and volunteers to enable them to extend psycho-social support to those who have been traumatised by armed conflicts, violence, displacement or natural disasters. Guided by YFS editing mentors Jessica Ehlebracht and Regina Bärtschi, YFS sound recordist and editing student Kyaw Myo Lwin who joined the school in 2007, learned how to shape an affecting chronicle from over sixty hours of novice filmmaker Awipi's video material.

Director's Filmography

Hidden Wounds

Director/Cinematographer/Sound Recordist