Nu Nu Hlaing

Biography of the director

Nu Nu Hlaing (born in 1988) comes from a village in Bogalay in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Delta. Following the devastating cyclone Nargis that swept through the delta in 2008, she came to Yangon and attended courses in journalism run by capacity-building organisation Myanmar Egress and later worked for the Myanmar Peace Centre. Since joining Yangon Film School in 2012, she has worked on numerous documentaries as a sound recordist. Mother At Arms, which screened at a number of film festivals and won several awards including the top Diamond Award at the 2017 Goethe Institut Myanmar Documentary Awards and the Golden Comma at Alpavirama in India in 2018, marked her first film as a director. Nu Nu Hlaing has trained in participatory video and has also begun sharing her skills with her peers as part of the Yangon Film School’s train-to-teach programme. She recently began working as a producer, for instance on fellow YFS alumna Lin Hnin Aye’s documentary about a Lisu shaman in the Shan hills, Sound of the Spirits.

Filmography of the director






Sound Recordist



Sound Recordist