U Htein Lin – Mr. Bright and Shiny A Project of Documentaries
"For the first time in decades a freely elected Parliament took its seats in Myanmar on Monday, February 1, 2016, with the party of Nobel peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, preparing to run the country." Bill Chappell, NPR
Htein Lin is known internationally for his paintings depicting life as a political prisoner and for his performance and installation art. This documentary film about Htein Lin will weave together the story of his life before prison, his experience in solitary confinement, and his transformation through Buddhist meditation. His story illustrates a big life and big thinking about forgiving and using his inner resources, strength, clarity of mind, and art in a meaningful way.
The film explores multiple subjects –on the one hand Htein Lin is a powerful documentary subject showcasing his imprisonment and meditation, while on the other hand, it is a biographical narrative; a film on social justice and democracy; a film exploring process and art-making; and one of the few American films about Myanmar to date.
The timing is interesting because Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide election opening up the idea of national reconciliation and the potential end to military rule. Through the eyes of the Burmese, these elections mean a great deal - a possibility for freedom of speech and thought and movement.
All Donors will get a digital downloadable version of the film (The film's non profit fiscal sponsor is a(501c.3) – From the Heart Productions Inc. Any donations you make to the film are tax deductible)
For a donation of $100, you will get a signed DVD copy of the film.
For a donation of $250 you will get a signed DVD and an image sent to you.
For a donation of $1000 or more, you will get a signed DVD, an image and an invitation to a private screening.
For a donation of $4000 or more, you will get a signed DVD, an image, an invitation to a screening and an Associate Producer Credit - (there are 4 Associate Producer credits available.)
WHAT YOUR DONATION COULD PAY FOR:
$100 will pay for 4 minutes of translating Burmese interview materials translated into English
$250 will pay for 3 1/2 hours of professional archival research
$1,000 will pay for the rights for 14 archival images to be shown one second each in the completed film
$4,000 will pay for music licensing
$10,000 will pay for a trip to film inside the prison and translation of those materials
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