San Francisco Burmese Film Festival
Date : 12.3.2011
Time : 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A newly released Burmese (Myanmar) feature film recently showing at the theater in home country Myanmar/Burma, “Adam, Eve and Datsa”, “The Floating Tomatoes”, a documentary directed by Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, and “Crossing Salween” will be shown at the San Francisco Burmese Film Festival in the Coppola Theater in San Francisco State University on December 3, 2011. The festival will be a one-day event organized by the Burmese Youth Association (BYA).
Please join us for this special opportunity to meet with a very popular actress of Burma, Thet Mon Myint.
Adam, Eve and Datsa
DVD | 135 min | Burmese w/ English subtitle | 2011
Director & Screen Play: Wyne
Producer: Heart ‘N’ Soul
Writer: Ponnya Khin
Starring: Pyay Ti Oo, Sai Sai Kham Leng, and Thet Mon Myint
click below to see : Adam, Eve and Datsa.
The movie, “Adam, Eve and Datsa”, is directed by Wyne, with starring famous actors: Pyay Ti Oo, Sai Sai Kham Leng, and famous actress Thet Mon Myint.
The Floating Tomatoes – documentary
DVD | 30 min | Burmese w/ English subtitle | 2010
Director: Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi
Producers & Writers: Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi and Mon Mon Myat
Dir. of Photography: Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi
Starring: Ko Thein Win, Ma Wine, Aye Chan Soe and Aung Kyaw Soe
Floating tomatoes is a 34 minute documentary by Burmese filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi. Water, “Floating Tomatoes” was filmed on the beautiful Inle lake know for its Intha people and their unique leg rowing tradition. Surrounded by mountains, the fresh water lake is situated at 2900 feet and is the second largest lake in Myanmar.
The film’s cinematography is simply gorgeous. It is a poignant portrait of a hard working fisherman/farmer family with two children who farm tomatoes on a floating garden. The film tastefully reveals the unique Intha subculture of rowing and floating gardens on the Inle lake and the life of an Intha family.
Crossing Salween – short film
DVD | 20 min | Karen w/ English subtitle | 2010
Director: Brian O’Malley
Producer: Gary Moore (Red Rage Films)
Writer: Brian O’Malley based on a short story by Gary Moore
Dir. of Photography: Richard Kendrick
Starring: Thanawut Dum Kedsaro, Danai Tung Thiengtham and Ronnachai Mai Wijitto
Click below to see : Crossing Salween.
Irish film producer Gary Moore said the film, based on a Karen girl who flees from the fighting in Burma, is a story that throws highligh on the reality of Karen life and the lives of Burmese in general.
The filmstar, 11-year-old Karen refugee Ronnachai Mai Whittio, or Mai for short, who Moore found through street casting ” – searching for talent among non-professionals to play the lead role, as happened with the casting of slum chicken in the 2008 Hollywood hit, “Slumdog Millionaire.”
Contacts: (415) 377 7966, (415) 577 6505, (415) 722 4620, (510) 314 2340
Tickets available at
Room # 101, Fine Arts Building
San Francisco State University, CA 94152
Box Office @ (415) 338 1629
General Admission: $20.00
SFSU Students: $15.00
Kid 12 and under: $10.00