The Free Funeral Service

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The Free Funeral Service (2018) 12 min.

A portrait of one of the most famous actors, and now philanthropists in Myanmar, Kyaw Thu. Who founded the Free Funeral Service in Myanmar, burying the poor for whom funerals are unaffordable. His NGO has buried over 200 000 people to date.

Since the military coup of February 2021, his NGO has been raided, its office destroyed, and he is now underground.

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Director, Camera & Edit: Petr Lom

Producer: Corinne van Egeraat

Assistant: Pyae Son Win

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I tell the youth: try charity. It’s even more addictive than drugs. And it’s good for everyone.

Kyaw Thu
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