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Unbroken Ties

In the 1990s, "Unbroken Ties" captivates as Min, an orphaned Burmese, secures a US diversity visa. Alongside a diverse San Francisco cohort, including his childhood friend, Min navigates societal fringes in pursuit of employment. Yet, a mundane charity job unravels buried revelations, sowing mistrust among friends. This potent film celebrates immigrant, mother, and LGBTQA resilience, illuminating the global struggles of orphans and minorities. Their unyielding determination shines, crafting a heartfelt portrayal of hope and the indomitable human spirit.

  • Graham Streeter
    Unfix (2023), I May Regret (2018), Imperfect Sky (2015), Blind Malice (2014), Boys in Peril (2012), Return to Autism 2008, Cages (2005)
  • Grace Swe Zin Htaik
    Say Lo Yar Say (1971), A Phay Ta Khu Thar Ta Khu (1977), Lu Zaw (1978), A Kar Ka A Chit A Hnit Ka Myittar (1979), Tay Zar (1981), Ashike (1983), Sein Nae Tay Zar (1983), Nay Kyauk Khae (1983), Lwan Nay Mal Ma Ma (1986)
  • Graham Streeter
  • Nway Nway Sein Myint
  • Mary K Yap
  • Peter K Yap
    Family Fiction (2022)
  • Alex Lebosq
    Unfix (2023), I May Regret (2018), Imperfect Sky (2015), Blinde Malice (2014)
  • George Rush
    Sasquatch Sunset (2024), Fremont (2023), Give Me Liberty (2019), Sorry to Both You (2018), Informant (2012)
  • Htun Aeindra Bo
    Key Cast
  • Lumin
    Key Cast
    "Ko Myo"
  • Gin Mung
    Key Cast
  • Brittney Powells
    Key Cast
    "Vivian Maung"
  • Chrissy Aung
    Key Cast
  • May T Maung
    Key Cast
  • Mary K Yap aka Khin Ohn Kyway
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Chan Chan
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Serenitee Ayobamidele Yap
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Unbroken Ties (aka Myittar)
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,300,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Myanmar, United States
  • Language:
    English, Other
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • DisOrient Asian American Film Festival
    Eugene, Oregon
    United States
    March 10, 2024
    Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Narrative/Closing Night Film
  • Monaco Charity Film Festival
    Monte Carlo
    May 13, 2024
    European Premiere
    Opening Film
Distribution Information
  • Mandalay Entertainment Pte Ltd
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
  • Mandalay Pictures Myanmar
    Country: Myanmar
    Rights: Video on Demand, Theatrical, Video / Disc
Director Biography - Graham Streeter, Grace Swe Zin Htaik

Graham Streeter (born January 22, 1964) is an American film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. Streeter was raised in northern California until high school. He lived in Osaka, Japan for 10 years while working in film and television, then returned to the United States and attended California State University, Sacramento. Relying on his own abilities, he’s been able to celebrate his 5th feature film, "Unfix", which recently won Outstanding Feature Drama at the 28th Sacramento International Film Festival (2023).

Grace Swe Zin Htike has appeared in over 200 Burmese films and contributed to many more in various capacities acting as director, producer, and consultant. She is deeply involved in Myanmar’s burgeoning entertainment industry and has made a point of using her platform to bring attention to social justice issues and public health concerns. Grace Swe Zin Htike is also the owner and operator of CSG, a company providing operational support for international film projects based in Myanmar, and continues to contribute by facilitating events, organizing workshops, and serving as a local activist in the industry.

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Director Statement

"Myittar is a great story about love and the many permutations of love. How it unfolds, how it collapses, how it is translated into different cultures and how it is universal. We are working with such a simple concept--love. But at the same time, it is too complex to be said in one word. And too complex of a human condition to be encapsulated in one story. But we will try.

It’s rare that you find stories that have all the components of a good drama but also bring the humanistic component of journeys. Your goal in life may be one thing but then you realize, like in this story, that sometimes what you’re looking for is right in front of you. In this way, I think the story moves full circle and comes back to the core of love. And it is love that resolves the character."