Documenting Home: Myanmar
The Yangon Film School, established in 2005, pioneered film education in Myanmar. Its students have made over 200 documentaries, winning a number of awards at domestic and international film festivals. Fees for the three-year course are covered by the school itself, and 12 students are accepted for each grade, half of them ethnic minorities. Under the guidance of 10 teachers from Myanmar and abroad, the students use film to tell stories of street dancers in Yangon, anonymous democracy fighters and conflict-ridden border regions. Following Myanmar's shift towards democracy in 2011, these young filmmakers are on the ground documenting their country's transformation.
3 of the school's 10 teachers come from outside of Myanmar
The students don't just learn together; they also live together
Over 100 students have graduated from the school since its foundation