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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 and comes from Myaung Mya in Ayeyarwaddy Division. Although she is 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 follow her dream. Since enrolling at YFS and directing Tofu Nights, she has taken part in several courses including the School’s first Animated Documentary course in 2017, during which she helped to create a moving short animation based on the testimonial of a rape survivor which scored almost 1m views on social media and was also broadcast on national television and radio. She began passing on her directing skills to a new student intake on the School’s Train-to-Teach programme in 2022.

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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