Animal Lover

The Animal Lover

Saving stray dogs on the streets of Yangon


All creatures great and small hold a great fascination for 22-year-old Shine Htet Aung, who makes a living sterilising Yangon’s burgeoning population of stray dogs to save them from being exterminated by the city’s municipal workers. A warm portrait of a kind-hearted young man and his unusual hobbies.

Director's Biography

Aye Mya Hlaing (born in 1996) grew up in Yangon. Before joining YFS she worked for Kamayut Media as an online video journalist where she made 500 reports in the space of 18 months. She says she enrolled at YFS ‘to tell emotional stories that go beyond journalism’. Since joining YFS she has worked on a number of School projects as cinematographer; she has also joined YFS Travelling Cinema Crews in Kachin State and Mandalay Division where she has co-facilitated participatory video workshops with local communities. She is currently working as a radio presenter. After directing The Animal Lover about Yangon’s stray dogs in her first year at YFS, The Peacekeeper now marks her second film as a director.

Director's Filmography



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