The Barber

The Barber

November, 2016
Verzio Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
SPECIAL MENTION
Budapest, Hungary
October, 2016
Alpavirama International Film Festival
SILVER COMMA AWARD
Ahmedabad, India

Synopsis

Barber Ko Tin Htun’s clientele includes both the high and mighty and the poor and humble. In between snipping and shaving, singing and chatting with his customers, he ponders the vagaries of life in Myanmar during the last half century – and counts himself lucky to be his own boss.

Director's Biography

Anna Biak Tha Mawi (born in 1990) is a Chin national from Hakha. A graduate of the Myanmar Institute of Theology, her poems and short stories have appeared in Chin magazines, and her paintings have been shown in group exhibitions. Having joined YFS as a screenwriter in 2009, in 2010 she wrote and later helped to film Bungkus, a short drama about the phenomenon of the ‘parcel bride’. She is now developing this topic as a feature-length film. After having won an award during the YFS documentary competition in 2013 for her first documentary, Solomon, she was accepted onto the School’s Art of Documentary Filmmaking course in 2014, from which The Barber emerged. Anna has also recently founded a traditional weaving initiative that aims to provide young Chin women with a livelihood.

Awards & Nominations

November, 2016
Verzio Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
SPECIAL MENTION
Budapest, Hungary
October, 2016
Alpavirama International Film Festival
SILVER COMMA AWARD
Ahmedabad, India
September, 2015
Wathann Film Fest #5
Nomination for Best Documentary Award
Yangon, Myanmar

Screenings

July, 2018
Lancang-Mekong Anthropology Documentary Forum
Yunnan , China
September, 2016
Pyongyang International Film Festival
Pyongyang, North Korea
March, 2016
IAWRT Indian Women's Film Festival
New Delhi, India

Director's Filmography

2015
The Barber

Director

25‘29‘‘

2014

43‘37‘‘

2013

Director

23‘27‘‘

2011

Screenwriter / Production Manager

18‘50‘‘

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