Anglo - Burmese Filmmaker and Producer, Myanmar
Anglo-Burmese filmmaker and producer Lindsey Merrison has seven award-winning feature-length documentary films to her credit set in Australia, Germany and Myanmar. She is the founder of the Yangon Film School (YFS), a non-profit organization dedicated to the sustainable development of a diverse media culture in Myanmar. Hailed by its partners as a 'milestone in capacity building' the school has, since 2005, brought together international practitioners and budding young Myanmar filmmakers for regular workshops on all aspects of filmmaking with a particular emphasis on documentary. Over the past seven years the school has succeeded in navigating the considerable constraints that until very recently prevailed in Myanmar in order to provide training for over fifty Burmese students. During this time YFS has produced over fifty short films, many of which are now screening at international film festivals and winning awards.