A Man for All Seasons

Hunter-gatherer, artist, philosopher, teacher, one-man-band and loving husband and father, the versatile and irrepressible Han Shwe is something of a Burmese ‘Renaissance man’. This uplifting documentary follows him as he works tirelessly to scrape together a living for his wife and his children and incredibly still finds time to promote democracy in his rural locality in transitional Myanmar.

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43 minutes


8mmHD, Color


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Soe Moe Aung

Soe Moe Aung is from Hmawbi, a town about 30 kilometers northwest of Myanmar’s former capital of Yangon. Having trained as an audio technician and radio announcer, he worked for a number of local stations and also written drama for radio before joining Yangon Film School (YFS) in 2012. His first short YFS documentary, Insein Rhythm premiered at Visions du réel international documentary film festival in Nyon in Switzerland in 2013, and his short drama, Next Month won an award at the Wathann Film Festival in Yangon in 2013. He has since directed another short fictional work, To School; this title was also produced during a Yangon Film School workshop, as was A Man for All Seasons.