Letter to San Zaw Htway

Letter to San Zaw Htway (2021) 25 min and (2024) 14 minutes.

This is a short participatory documentary: in the aftermath of the military coup in Myanmar on February 1st 2021, the filmmakers invited the loved ones of Burmese artist and activist San Zaw Htway to write letters to him. This film is composed of their words.

The film is featured as a New York Times Op-Doc.


IDFA – Frontlight


KRO-NCRV/de Boeddhistische Blik, Ten Thousand Images, Fritt Ord Foundation


Director & Editor: Petr Lom
Cinematographers: Bo Thet Htun & Petr Lom
Producer: Corinne van Egeraat
Co-producer: Metthe Cheng Munthe-Kaas
Executive Producer: Jean Tsien
Line Producer: Natasja Möhrs
Consulting Editor: Jean Tsien Gys Zevenbergen
Sound Design: Mark Glynne & Olmo van Straalen
Voice over: Yan Paing Oo & Htike Nanda Lin
Voice over consultant: Bonnie Williams
Colorist: Michiel Rummens
Image post: Jan Jaap Kuypers
Graphics: Joost Hiensch
Translations: Myat Noe

With a peaceful mind, even when someone harms you, you feel nothing can hurt you.

San Zaw Htway
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