Private Project

The Forgotten Hands

This is a short film based on the true event
about a Karenni woman and her family from
a non-peaceful, underdeveloped village
who lost her sister in the jungle while fleeing
a terrorist operation by the Myanmar military.

The filmmaker made this film by re-enactments of the real refugees who have fled the war with the real footages.

  • Bo Thet Htun
    Director
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  • Bo Thet Htun
    Writer
  • May Shoon Wai Wai Kyaw
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 6, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Myanmar
  • Country of Filming:
    Myanmar, Thailand
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Bo Thet Htun

Bo Thet Htun, a filmmaker from Myanmar, is renowned for his focus on Human Rights issues. His impactful films have garnered awards at prestigious festivals including Berlinale, One World, Movies that Matter, and the Human Rights Watch film festival. With a profound understanding of the potential of cinema to effect change, Bo Thet Htun fearlessly tells stories of resilience and highlights marginalized voices. Through his authentic and empathetic approach, he creates thought-provoking works that transcend boundaries and ignites discussions about the importance of Human Rights. Bo Thet Htun's commitment to ethical storytelling extends to mentoring aspiring filmmakers and inspiring them to use their creativity for social justice. His transformative films challenge viewers to confront uncomfortable truths, fostering empathy and inspiring meaningful change.

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