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San Thar Aung was born in 1980 in Burma. He is a journalist, filmmaker and media activist. Aung started his career in a local print media in 2005 after graduation. In 2006, he got roped into DVB (Democratic Voice of Burma), a non-profit media organization based in Oslo, and was offered to work as an undercover video journalist for the new satellite TV channel.
Orphans of Burma Cyclone, which he was involved as a video cameraman, project coordinator and facilitator between DVB and Channel 4 UK, was another award winning document about the victims of the cyclone hit in Burma 2008 May. The film got The Rory Peck Award and One World Film Festival award in UK.
In 2009, US documentary filmmaker, Aung was invited by Michael Moore for his film festival, Traverse City Film Festival, and was offered to join panel discussion. In 2011, he was selected for Internet Freedom Fellow, a movement organized US Mission to Geneva. He gave talks on use of Internet in Burma and media liberty at Geneva and Washington.
Into the Current is the first film he got involved in as an associate director and film editor. He worked together with Jeanne Hallacy, an American journalist and filmmaker, from 2009 to 2011. The film aims to promote the freedom of political prisoners in Burma and could be used for campaign material to educate the human rights condition and suffering in Burma. It has been showed in several film festival
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