Yangon the City Where We Live

Yangon the City Where We Live

欣代韋Shin Daewe
  • Myanmar
  • DCP

Yangon the City Where We Live


This film offers a unique window into Yangon, a city undergoing immense change. Through narrated poetry and juxtaposed images from Yangon’s urban landscape, this documentary depicts a city that holds the hopes and aspirations of a diverse population.

'Cities are the masks of modern civilization and capital cities are the hearts of nations. A city is a centre of fascination for the people living in a nation. Most cities are vibrant, new and magnificent. They may not only prophesy the future, but also showcase the past as museums. In the late 19th century, Yangon used to be the heart of South East Asia, in other words, it encapsulated a past replete with the most beautiful city in the region. Nowadays, the future of Yangon is all-inclusive reforms through democratisation. I believe that this is the best time to document the poetic lives of those living in Yangon.' - Shin Daewe


Festivals & Awards
2018 Wathann FF
Director's Profile
Shin Daewe

Shin Daewe is one of Myanmar's documentary pioneers. Born in Yangon in 1973, she began writing articles and poems during her studies at university. When Myanmar's universities were closed in the wake of student protests in 1996, she joined the Yangon production company AV Media where she soon discovered her passion for documentary filmmaking. In 2006, she took up studies at Yangon Film School (YFS) where she quickly became one of the School's most prolific filmmakers. Many of her works – such as her portrait of the Burmese painter Rahula, An Untitled Life, and Now I am Thirteen, about a young girl living in Myanmar's dry zone – have screened at numerous film festivals around the world.

2006 The Uninvited Guest
2007 Beyond the Tsunami
2008 An Untitled Life
2009 A Bright Future
2011 On Holiday
2011 Robe
2013 Take Me Home
2014 Now I Am Thirteen
2015 Fields of Dreams
2017 Yangon the City Where We Live
Producer|Lin Way Khat
Cinematographer|Ko Oo
Sound|Nu Nu Hlaing, Thida Swe
Editor|Zaw Win Htwe


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