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Actor’s Chilly New Film Project


By THE IRRAWADDY AUGUST, 2009 - VOLUME 17 NO.5


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Burma’s award-winning screen actor Lwin Moe is moving once again from in front of the camera to make a documentary film about the glaciers of northern Kachin State.

If the film proves as popular as his previous ventures into documentary production, Lwin Moe says he may ditch his acting career and become a full-time producer and director. For now, he is managing to combine all three areas of work.

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The popular actor, who has won several Burmese Academy Awards, will also be trying out his skills as a mountaineer, scaling the 3,500-meter peaks of Kachin State’s Hpunggan Razi range in search of material for his film.

Lwin Moe has undertaken two previous expeditions to the region. “The glaciers up there are unique in Southeast Asia,” he said in a telephone interview with The Irrawaddy.

Lwin Moe will consult with Burma’s Mountaineer and Tracker Associations before beginning to film in November.

He’ll be filming not only glaciers but also the people, fauna, flora and magnificent scenery of this remote area.

Previous documentaries directed by Lwin Moe have been shown on Burma’s national TV network, MRTV. They included travel films on Chin State and Mergui in Tennasarim Division. He is also planning a documentary on the Irrawaddy River dolphins and efforts to protect them.

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kaytumadiprincess Wrote:
09/08/2009
more information about Chin women
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Kyi May Kaung Wrote:
07/08/2009
Good for him. Apparently he has been able to document glaciers without mentioning politics.

Otherwise his documentary would have been banned.

I'm anxious to know about the flora of Northern Burma, especially as botanist Frank Kingdon Ward's photographs were in black and white.

I hope this filmmaker finds the blue gentian and the famed blue poppy (mecanopsis)again.

Kyi May Kaung

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