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The Peacekeeper (2018)

The Peacekeeper


It is estimated that around 100,000 people have been displaced by civil war in Myanmar’s Kachin State since 2011 and are now living in camps for ‘internally displaced people’ (IDPs). This heartfelt film shows how public and private lives are intertwined in these camps and describes one resourceful woman’s valiant efforts to keep the peace.

Director's Biography

Aye Mya Hlaing grew up in Yangon. Before joining YFS in 2016, she worked as a video journalist for a local online media company 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’. Having directed The Animal Lover about Yangon’s stray dogs in her first year at YFS and The Peacekeeper about an IDP camp in Kachin State in her second year, she then co-created Riding Through the Waves, an animated documentary about the struggle for social harmony between people of different faiths. A passionate advocate of ‘participatory video’, she has also joined YFS Travelling Cinema Crews in Kayah and Kachin states and in Mandalay Division where she co-facilitated participatory video workshops with local communities. In 2020, Aye Mya Hlaing was appointed as YFS Travelling Cinema & Outreach Coordinator and she now oversees the School’s many outreach projects.


August, 2021
One Flower One World International Buddhist Film Festival
Seoul, South Korea
August, 2018
Forum for Peace/People in Need
Yangon, Myanmar

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