October 20, 2017

German director produces documentary film on Myanmar

German film director Martin Schacht recently completed a two week visit to Myanmar to make a documentary. His itinerary was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism, Yadanabon Kingdom Travels & Tours Co., Ltd and Germany’s Medien Kontor company. The documentary, will soon air on ARTE TV Channel and French German Culture Channel will seek to promote Myanmar’s tourism sector.
The film crew worked from 14-30 September, with sites including Mandalay Railway Station, the Shan State towns of Thibaw and Lashio, and the prominent tourist attraction of Goathtaik viaduct, which was built by the British during the colonial era. They also visited Pyin Oo Lwin.
The crew also went to famous pagodas in Mandalay and the monasteries of Amarapura. The filmmaker focused on the everyday lives of Myanma Railway employees, as well as their families.
The documentary will also feature Myanmar traditional food and medicines as well as ethnic minority communities. The German director and his crew left Myanmar on 1 October.

Martin Schacht on a shooting scene in a market in Myanmar. Photo: MoHT
Martin Schacht on a shooting scene in a market in Myanmar. Photo: MoHT

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