Film - Program 2 Filmfest 2020


Directed by Aung Htet Myet


Director: Aung Htet Myet
Section: Program 2
Country: Germany, Burma
Year: 2019
Language: Burmese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
18+ (no age rating)

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“Music should always reflect what is happening in society,” say ANGRY FOLKS, a two-man band from Myanmar on a mission for political and social justice. They write protest songs, support and entertain strikers, and stage plays to draw attention to the rights of factory workers. Director Aung Htet Myet discovered them on Facebook and was deeply moved by their music. His documentary film follows the actions of the two likable protagonists and demonstrates the power of music in an exhilarating way.

  • Filmschool: Yangon Film School

  • Duration: 17 Min.

Meet the director


Aung Htet Myet

Aung Htet Myet, 24, from Yangon, holds a degree in information technology and English. He began his career as a graphic designer before discovering his enthusiasm for film and enrolling at the Yangon Film School (YFS) in 2018. In addition to working on several documentaries, he collaborated with four fellow students on MIDTOWN YANGON, a short drama featuring non-professional actors. ANGRY FOLKS is his second-year documentary project and his first film as a director in his own right.


Director of Photography: Htun Tauk Moe Thu
Film Editor: Thant Zin Aung
Sound: May Myat Noe Aye
Sound design: Sai Kham Leik, Seint Yamone Htoo
Producer: Lindsey Merrison
Production Company: Yangon Film School