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Tofu Nights (2017)

Tofu Nights

Making organic tofu in Yangon


It’s a long day’s night for the workers at Yangon’s ‘top’ tofu factory Shwe Pyi Thar which prides itself on making tofu completely without the use of chemicals. A hot and laborious job, from dusk till dawn.

Director's Biography

Eim Chan Thar (born in 1983) is Kayin. She was born in Myaung Mya in Ayeyarwaddy Division. An English graduate with a passion for storytelling and film, her parents were not enthusiastic when she decided to become a filmmaker and she spent four years working in a bank to save the money she needed to be financially independent and follow her dream. Since enrolling at YFS and directing Tofu Nights she has taken part in several courses including Docuanimation, during which she helped create a short TV spot against gender-based violence. She is currently developing a feature-length documentary about the Talaku community in Kayin.

Awards & Nominations

June, 2020
2 Rivers Festival: Cross-Cultural Documentary Cinema
Nomination for Best International Film Award
Koblenz, Germany


September, 2017
Wathann Film Fest #7
Yangon, Myanmar

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