We are proud to announce that Homework and Tyres have been selected for the Eastern Breeze International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. They will feature in the documentary program along with 11 other documentaries from all over the world.
Homework is Lamin Oo’s directing debut and has won the Special Mention Award at the 4th Wathann Film Festival 2014 in Yangon. The film was edited by our very own, Zaw Win Htwe who is also acclaimed for many other Myanmar documentaries. Homework follows the story of the director’s niece as her family tries to stay together even when apart. It was our first independent project we embarked on after finishing This Land Is Our Land. We funded the project ourselves and worked together with other local professionals in the Myanmar independent filmmaking community. Additionally, we brought in musicians and graphic artists to create this simple but sweet documentary.
Tyres is also one of our favourite works produced by the Yangon Film School and directed by talented filmmaker Kyaw Myo Lwin — another recipient of the New Vision Award (for Silent Talker) at the 4th Wathann Film Festival. It is an observational documentary which captures the lives of workers at a tire recycling workshop. The film was edited by the esteemed editor Myo Min Khin. Tyres also won an award for best cinematographer at the Palm Springs Film Festival with Aung Ko Ko collecting the top prize during that event. Aung Ko Ko also collaborated with us in Homework as the colourist.
We are delighted to have these two films representing Myanmar in a film festival that emphasizes on showcasing different cultures across the world.