A Thousand Fires

© Sqaure Eyes Film
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Thein Shwe and his wife Htwe Tin work in the unregulated, hand-drilled oil fields of Magway, central Myanmar. They want what every parent wants: to give their children a better future, and to put their youngest  son Zin Ko Aung through school. But Zin Ko Aung doesn’t want to study. He wants to be a football player. He dreams of a future, in a new Myanmar, that was unimaginable to his parents when they were growing up.

Genre: Feature, Documentary, Environmental

Production Details

Director / Writer: Saeed Taji Farouky
Produced by: Estelle Robin You
Cast: Htwe Tin and Thein Shwe

Technical Details

Length: 90mins
Language: Burmese with English subtitles
Certificate: TBC


Date: November 2022


  • Locarno Film Festival – Marco Zucchi Award (2022)
  • International Documentary Film Awards (IDFA, 2022)

Rightsholder: Square Eyes Film
Booking Contact: wouter@squareeyesfilm.com