The Maw Naing

The Maw Naing

Myanmar

Biography

He graduated in Burmese Literature and IT Technologies, and attended Yangon Film School in Yangon and the filmdirecting track of the AP Program of the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) taught in English. He is a poet, performance artist, painter and filmmaker. His short documentary AGAIN AND AGAIN won a special prize at the 2008 ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. This film is still being shown in Europe. His first feature length documentary NARGIS: WHEN TIME STOPPED BREATHING (2012) won four prizes from international film festivals. The Maw Naing’s works have been shown in Asia, Europe and the USA. He made several successful short films at FAMU, and THE MONK (2014) is his feature-length debut.

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