The Dream

The Dream

Synopsis

Kachin Baptist Brang Sai from Myitkina in northern Myanmar claims that the idea to found the orphanage he runs with his Lisu wife once came to him in a dream. Blending frank interviews with quiet observation of its driven protagonist, his wife and son and his adopted multi-ethnic family, this portrait helps explain this complex man's somewhat daunting personality.

Director's Biography

Having joined Yangon Film School in 2011, Khin Myanmar (born in 1988) initially followed in the footsteps of her filmmaker father U Kyaw Zaw and focused on editing, a discipline she continues to practice, most recently editing the documentary Solomon, about the leader of the Chin resistance army, which won second prize in the YFS-Goethe Institut Documentary Competition in 2013, and Rubber’s Last Song about traditional methods of rubber production in Mon State. Khin Myanmar’s directing credits include The Dream, about a Chin Baptist preacher who has set up an orphanage in Yangon, and More Than A Tree, about the importance of mangroves for coastal communities. Made for NGO Malteser International, this documentary has screened to acclaim at festivals in Europe, Korea and Japan. She made her debut as a director of fiction in 2013 with Missing, one of the first fiction films in Myanmar to address the wrongs of the previous military dictatorship and show its effect not only on individual activists but also on their families. She was also part of the editing team working on the post-production of a television series commissioned by the NGO Pyoe Pin about the rule of law entitled, The Sun, the Moon and the Truth which was launched on national television in Myanmar in early 2015.

Screenings

Wathann Film Fest #2
Yangon, Myanmar

Director's Filmography

2015

Director

18‘57‘‘

2014
The Orchid Plantation

Editor

6‘0‘‘

2014
Rubber's Last Song

Editor

17‘0‘‘

2014
The Sun, the Moon and the Truth

TV-Series, Co-Editor

0‘0‘‘

2013

Editor

23‘27‘‘

2013

12‘21‘‘

2012
The Dream

Director

14‘14‘‘

2012
The Business

Editor

7‘0‘‘

2011

Co-Director

15‘36‘‘

2011
Factory Girl

Director

7‘0‘‘

Pictures

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