Into The Ring

Into The Ring

Synopsis

Hein Nyi Nyi is a Myanmar traditional boxer. As he travels 350 km north of his Yangon club to a match near the Sittaung river in Bago division, we learn what motivates this eighteen-year-old to risk life and limb in the ring.

Director's Biography

Born in Yangon in 1976 Aung Ko Ko gave up his psychology degree to concentrate on photography. A computer design graduate from the University of Culture, he joined the Yangon Film School in 2005. From the outset, Aung Ko Ko’s camerawork on Yangon Film School productions such as Peace of Mind has displayed a strong cinematic eye. His first work as a director in his own right was this sensitive portrait of a young Myanmar kickboxer Into the Ring which won him a Heinrich Boell Foundation Documentary Award in 2007. He has since worked as director or cinematographer on a number of productions, including an emotional film about a UN Cares programme of workshops on HIV in Myanmar entitled Stigmatize This! which he also edited.

Director's Filmography

2011

Cinematographer

26‘40‘‘

2010

Co-Director/Cinematographer

32‘17‘‘

2009

Director/Editor

1380‘0‘‘

2009
Flash

Cinematographer

0‘0‘‘

2008
Like a Bubble in the Water

Cinematographer

17‘23‘‘

2006
Into The Ring

Director

10‘59‘‘

2005
Peace of Mind

Cinematographer

10‘11‘‘

Beyond the Ligth

Cinematographer

12‘21‘‘

Pictures

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