Soe Arkar Htun

Biography of the director

Soe Akhar Tun (born in 1994) was just 19 when he was accepted to YFS, making him the youngest ever member of a YFS intake. An English Access Microscholarship Program participant and computer science graduate with an interest in giving a voice to Myanmar’s youth, Soe Arkar Htun creates websites and also volunteers at Smile Education & Development Foundation. In 2012, he and a group of friends founded an online social enterprise which he also managed until discovering his passion for filmmaking. He says that his new-found film skills will ‘strengthen his ability to serve his community’. Made during the 2014 YFS Art of Documentary Filmmaking course, his first documentary A Political Life portrays a man who was once Aung San Suu Kyi’s former bodyguard. He is currently a member of the Yangon Film School Student Committee.

Filmography of the director



Fishing, My Love!

Sound Recordist