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Slate (2016)

Slate

An everyday object comes to life

February, 2017
Bangkok Underground Film Festival
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
Bangkok, Thailand
November, 2016
33 Tehran International Short Film Festival
SPECIAL MENTION FROM THE JURY
Tehran, Iran

Synopsis

The discovery of a discarded object from her past prompts the filmmaker to return to her native Mon State to chronicle its entire manufacturing process, from back-breaking extraction to utilisation. A film about how objects can be full of meaning.

Director's Statement

The film Slate comes from my childhood when I used to create crazy stories using a slate. After completing my first year at YFS, I wanted to make my own first documentary without conversation or dialogue. I learned so much making this film and it has also given me a chance to go back, for a moment, to my childhood memories.

Director's Biography

Khin Warso comes from Mawlamyine in Myanmar’s Mon State. Having studied journalism at the National Management College she first worked as a reporter for an IT journal in Yangon before joining YFS in 2014 where she provided the soundtrack for the documentary The Crocodile Creek. Her second-year documentary project, Slate, which was joint winner of the 2015 Goethe- Institut Ruby Documentary Award, was her first film as a director in her own right. Khin Warso earned a credit as producer on the YFS ‘true fictions’ production Book Lover. The recipient of a YFS Fellowship Grant, she is currently developing a feature-length documentary on the topic of migration entitled Why We Left.

Awards & Nominations

February, 2017
Bangkok Underground Film Festival
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
Bangkok, Thailand
November, 2016
33 Tehran International Short Film Festival
SPECIAL MENTION FROM THE JURY
Tehran, Iran
May, 2022
AGON 11th International Archaeological Film Festival
Nomination for Grand Prix, Best Short Film and Audience Award
Athens, Greece
November, 2016
Interfilm International Short Film Festival
Nomination for Best Short Documentary
Berlin, Germany

Screenings

June, 2020
2 Rivers Festival: Cross-Cultural Documentary Cinema
Koblenz, Germany
August, 2017
23rd Festival della Lessinia
Bosco Chiesanuova, Italy
May, 2017
International Film Festival Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria
December, 2016
Dhaka Film Festival
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Director's Filmography

2020

Co-Editor

13‘10‘‘

2019

15‘42‘‘

2018

16‘48‘‘

2017

Producer

14‘45‘‘

2016
Slate

Director

14‘27‘‘

2016

Director/Cinematographer

25‘0‘‘

2015

Sound Recordist

17‘49‘‘

Pictures

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