I want to be a photographer

“There is a great deal of inequality in our world. Some children get pocket money from their parents, study with great teachers, and play when they get back home. These kids can enjoy being children.”

Date issued: 18 November 2020 | Size/duration: 00:08:42

“Others have to quit school to take care of the family.”
These are the words of Paing Phyo Thu, one of Myanmar’s most successful actresses.
With filmmaking paused due to COVID-19, Paing Phyo Thu began researching the one million child labourers in Myanmar, and became particularly concerned about a group of children in Mandalay who take photographs of tourists for money.
In this video, Paing Phyo Thu calls some of the children to find out more about their lives, their struggles and their dreams.