We can’t really sum this video up any better than the artist himself in his YouTube description of this really lovely production: “A short animation about a brother and a sister who always dream of going to school together. They are trying to escape from obstacles such as gender inequality, poverty, child abuse, child labour, human trafficking, etc. that are blocking their chance to education.”
Cartoonist Nyan Kyal Say (JOOSK illustration) packs a lot into the three-minute running time and creates a Burmese (Myanmarese) tale that is both tragic and heartwarming. We don’t know too much about this guy (yet), but we think his YouTube channel is well worth keeping an eye on.
It seems he is already earning plaudits, with Coconuts Yangon reporting: “The film won the March 13 Award, which celebrates Myanmar Human Rights Day, at the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival last week.”