SF Bay Area Myanmar Film Festival 2016

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Place: 
Small Theater at Capuchino High School 1501 Magnolia Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066

In collaborations with Network of Myanmar American Association (NetMAA) and Partners Asia, One Myanmar Community presents SF Bay Area Myanmar Film Festival featuring "Walking A Fine Line", a documentary story of acclaimed movie star turned community activist Kyaw Thu and latest short documentaries of Myanmar.

Please join us to witness Academy Kyaw Thu's latest work and learn more about Myanmar.
Q&A opportunity with Kyaw Thu after screening.
Foods and Drinks will be available.

This is a fundraising event for Myanmar Community and Cultural Center.


All films will be shown with English subtitles.


Theater address: Samuel Johnson, Jr., Performing Arts Center (Small Theater) at Capuchino High School, 1501 Magnolia Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066

School Map w/ parking information

Films to be shown

Zayar - Short Film
16 mins | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2016
A traumatized Burmese refugee, Zayar, gets separated from his mother while escaping from the Burmese military. He resettles in America with his younger sister but faces racism and the fear of never reuniting with his mother again.
Director: Chriz Naing
Producers: Lily Van Leeuwen & Jen Hubbard
Cinematographer: Arina Bleiman
Music: Chriz Naing, Rayshaun Thompson and Rafal Gosciminski
Editor: Chriz Naing

A Political Life - Documentary Short Film
20 mins | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2015
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.
Director: Soe Akhar Htun
Cinematography: Arrow Luck
Sound Recordist: Wynn Htut, Nay Kha
Editor: May Htoo Cho
Project Mentor: Wai Mar Nyunt
Editing Mentor: Dietmar Kraus & Fiona Strain

My Leg - Documentary short film
17 mins | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2015
A short film documenting life story veteran solider who lost his leg.
Director: Khon Soe Moe Aung
Cinematography: Naw Ae’ Shee Hpaw
Sound Recordist: Bawk Seng
Editor: Zin Mar Oo
Project Mentor: Khin Maung Kyaw
Editing Mentor: Fiona Strain

Unsilent Potato - Documentary
22 mins | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2016
TA new documentary about a young disable Karen ethnic girl named 'Potato' from small village of Myanmar. In 2014, she was raped by neighbor married man who was later accused for the said case. This film aim is to raise women's awareness and disability rights.
Director: Sein Lyan Tun
Producer: PS Films
Cinematographer: Phyo Nge
Editors: Phyo Nge & Sein Lyan Tun
Music: Lin Htet

Walking A Fine Line - Feature Film
55 mins | Burmese w/English subtitle | 2015
Walking a Fine Line follows the remarkable story of a leading Burmese movie actor turned activist and community leader. Once absorbed in his own career, Kyaw Thu was inspired to devote himself to improving the lives of others. He established the first free funeral service association in Yangon in 2001 and continues to use his celebrity status to mobilize his fellow citizens around pressing social issues.
Director: Kyaw Thu
Producer: World Movement for Democracy
Editor: Ma Thida and Minn Thaik

Official Trailer of Walking A Fine Line

Special Appearances

Academy Kyaw Thu
Autographs and photos opportunity available.


You can buy tickets here online or at the door or by calling one of the contacts listed below.
General admission : $20
Students (with a valid student ID) : $15
Children (under age of 12) : $10

IMPORTANT :: If you buy tickets online, please bring your confirmation email to the event to pick up your tickets at the event.

Event Ticket

Question or comment, please contact:

Wint Wah Lwin : 650-922-7613
Thin Wit Yee : 510-314-2340
Myat Soe Mon : 415-407-7702
Cho Oo : 510-552-7973
Lai Chow : 650-267-3704