War War Hlaing

Biography of the director

Engineering graduate War War Hlaing’s family are Myanmar Muslims. Before she took up studies at YFS in 2011, she divided her time between helping out on her family’s vegetable stall and working as a development volunteer, teaching life skills or staging plays with the Myanmar interfaith peace group IYCAP. Proud of the liberal upbringing she herself has enjoyed, she hoped that her first short documentary Koran and Karate would help change prevailing prejudices about Muslims in Myanmar.

Filmography of the director



More Than a Tree

Sound Recordist