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A Political Life
Aung San Suu Kyi's Former Bodyguard
Part of the Series: Yangon Film School

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Like Father, Like Son - A Rama Theater Troupe in Myanmar
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Behind the Screen - The Story of a Burmese Family of Actors
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Tyres - A Tire Recycling Shop in Myanmar
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When the Boat Comes In - A Mon Fishing Community in Myanmar
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Yangon Film School 2014
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community…
Yangon Film School 2013
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community…
Yangon Film School 2012
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community…
Yangon Film School 2011
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community…
Yangon Film School 2010 and before
Founded by Anglo-Burmese filmmaker Lindsey Merrison in 2005, the Yangon Film School (YFS) is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation that was created in order to support and encourage a burgeoning community…

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