Thae Zar Chi Khaing

Biography of the director

Thae Zar Chi Khaing (born in 1991) comes from Sittwe in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. After graduating in geology she began working as a video journalist. Since enrolling at Yangon Film School in 2016, she has worked on a number of projects as director, editor or cinematographer (e.g. Tofu Nights). In 2017 she joined a YFS Travelling Cinema crew to Inle Lake to help a local community create two short films about environmental pollution. Seeds of Sadness, which she shot, directed and edited in her second year at YFS, was joint-winner of the 2017 Goethe Institut Ruby Documentary Award. She is currently working with fellow-student Cherry Thein on a feature-length documentary Cocoons about young girls living on the streets of Mandalay.

Filmography of the director