Eim Chan Thar

Biography of the director

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.

Filmography of the director