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Stand Up for Women! Stand Up for Peace!

Synopsis

A woman living with her family in a camp for internally displaced people in Kachin State recalls how war drove her from her village and asks if her dream of returning to her peaceful existence at home will ever come true.

Director's Biography

Thida Swe (born in 1997) grew up in a village in Nyaung Oo Township near Bagan. Her parents are bean farmers. After studying chemistry she spent two years working for an NGO conducting interviews on gender-based violence with people in Chin, Shan, Sagaing and Tanintharyi. Having filmed the quirky portrait The Gatekeeper during her first year at YFS in 2016, Far From Yangon marks her second film as a director. She is currently working with two other YFS students on a short docuanimation about the challenges faced by women displaced by the conflict in Kachin State.

Awards & Nominations

January, 2020
Flickerfest Australia
Nomination for Australia NOW ASEAN AWARD
Sydney, Australia

Screenings

September, 2023
Kriti Film Club
Online Screening on Doculive
India
December, 2021
Beyond Borders: A Feminist Film Festival – Voices from South Asia
India and Online
March, 2019
Tribal Animation Film Festival
Shillong, India
November, 2018
British Film Institute (BFI)
London, United Kingdom
August, 2018
International Youth and Media Summit
Sydney, Australia
August, 2018
Forum for Peace/People in Need
Yangon, Myanmar

Director's Filmography

2023

Sound Recordist

46‘30‘‘

2019

Editor

15‘54‘‘

2018

20‘49‘‘

2018
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Co-Animator

5‘3‘‘

2018

Sound Recordist

21‘20‘‘

2018

18‘19‘‘

2017

Sound Recordist

16‘55‘‘

2016

7‘8‘‘

Pictures

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