Cherry Thein

Biography of the director

Born in Yangon in 1985, Cherry Thein studied English, psychology, communications and journalism. She has since contributed numerous articles on vulnerable children to different newspapers and magazines. Having attended a number of Yangon Film School courses including Documentary Directing and Development, Screenwriting, Film History and The Animated Documentary, she began developing a feature-length documentary with fellow YFS student Thae Zar Chi Khaing about young girls living on the streets of Mandalay. Mother’s Burden was her directorial debut.

Filmography of the director