Preserving Local Culture Through Films

 

The Save Myanmar Film team believes to be able to found a standardized film archive that is alive an accessible to the public in order to educate, entertain and conserve the history. The team expects to maintain the collaboration with the government, public film productions, national and international organizations with the focus on culture and heritage.

 

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Vision

The Save Myanmar Film team believes to be able to found a standardized film archive that is alive and accessible to the public in order to educate, entertain and conserve the history. The team expects to maintain the collaboration with the government, public film productions, national and international organizations with the focus on culture and heritage.

Mission

The Save Myanmar Film team would like to gain the following steps in near future.

  • To upgrade the condition of National Film Archive. This includes carrying improving the facilities that the films are held in and the equipment that would be used in the retreival process as well as the archiving process. This ensures that we can retreive and preserve our historical films in a manner that ensure that none of our precious history goes to waste due to technical incapabilities.
  • The National Film Archive and Film Vault need the continuous management and maintenance from the government. The team expects to raise the budget and support the necessary trainings and permanent team to fulfill the ever growing demands of the Film Archive.
  • To raise the awareness level of public and government bodies for the film preservation. The team plans to make public talks, exhibitions, TV programs, and informational documentaries about film preservation as well as screenings old films with film projector on occasional days and events in order to draw attention from the people and government.

Certificates of Honor

The President of Myanmar Motion Picture Organization, U Zin Wyne awarded the Certificates of Honor to Save Myanmar Film Team for their great efforts to successfully inscribe “The Emerald Jungle” (1934) as Regional Register for Asia Pacific Region (Memory of the World Program) UNESCO.

The President of Myanmar Motion Picture Organization, U Zin Wyne awarded the Certificates of Honor to Save Myanmar Film Team for their great efforts to successfully inscribe “The Emerald Jungle” (1934) as Regional Register for Asia Pacific Region (Memory of the World Program) UNESCO.

Excerpt From Digitally Restored MyanmarFilms

 

2020 marks the centenary of Myanmar Cinema and thus we would like to post a short excerpt from the silent film named “The Emerald Jungle” (1934) directed by A1 Tin Maung.
This film was digitally restored by Memory! Cinema in 2016.
It was successfully inscribed as “UNESCO Memory of the World Regional Register for Asia Pacific Region” in 2018.
Thanks A1 for allowing us to upload this short video and Ministry of Information for storing the original 35 mm films at the archive vault.
More excerpts from digitally restored films will be coming up soon.

Latest News Posts

08 APR 2018

Research on surviving

From January to April 2018, the team was able to conduct a four-month research on surviving films, newsreels and film related materials  by making a list.

05 Sep 2019

From the 1st to 5th of September 2019, two core members, Okkar and Pyin Nyar Zeya, from Save Myanmar Film went to Japan to study the digital restoration of “The Daughter of Japan” and could document the process of film scanning and digital restoration.

About us

The Save Myanmar Film is a project in collaboration with Ministry of Information, Myanmar. In order to run and organize more audio-visual archiving trainings, projects, digital restoration programmes and activities; in order to raise funds and in order to co-operate with organizations from outsides Myanmar, the team is going to register in Myanmar. The project team has been working on saving old films from abandoned states in government and public hands. The team has put an urgent focus on saving 12 black and white films and news reels, other surviving Myanmar Heritage Films from 1930s-1990s that are stored in poor condition in the archive building under Ministry of Information.