A Political Life

U Thein Soe dedicated the best years of his life to working as Aung San Suu Kyi’s bodyguard. To please his long-suffering wife and family he has now bowed out of politics – but still can’t help giving up his time to provide local people with valuable legal advice.

Soe Akhar Tun was just 19 when he was accepted to YFS, making him the youngest ever member of a YFS intake. An English Access Micro scholarship 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. “A Political Life” is his first documentary.
Country
Myanmar
Year
2015
Length
20'
Original Language
Burmese
Directed By
Soe Akhar Htun
Produced by
Lindsey Merrison
Edited by
May Htoo Cho
Sound
Nay Kha, Wynn Htut
Script
Soe Akhar Htun
Camera
Arrow Luck
Contact Info
Yangon Film School e.V.,
Alexandrinenstr. 2-3, 2.HH.,
Aufgang B, 10969 Berlin,
Germany

Email: huth@yangonfilmschool.org
Website: yangonfilmschool.org