Myanmar short film compete in illegal wildlife trade Mekong short film competition

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Caption: A Myanmar short film titled “Bo Bo & Mo Mo”.

A Myanmar short film titled “Bo Bo & Mo Mo” is to compete in the in illegal wildlife trade Mekong short film competition.

The UK government, in association with the Luang Prabang Film Festival, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), aim to use filmmaking as a tool to raise awareness amongst the public and policymakers about the need to protect endangered wildlife, shed light on and encourage organizations and projects that are already actively involved in combating illegal wildlife trade and raise awareness globally of the specific IWT issues and challenges affecting the Mekong region.

Filmmakers from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam (as well as foreign filmmakers residing in those countries) can compete in the event.

A Myanmar short film was chosen among the best 10 films from south east Asia countries. Among them, your favorite film can be shared through facebook share and the winner will get US$ 2000 as prize as a vital share. The winner will have go on to compete in the Luang Prabang Film Festival.

The “Bo Bo & Mo Mo” is about a boy named Bo Bo and the young elephant named Ayeya Maung. The film portrays the love between these human and the animal. it is about 4 minutes long. Although it is a short film, it can express educative and emotions within limited time.

The trafficking of illegal wildlife is the third-largest illicit trade in the world, worth an estimated US$ 19 billion per year. It threatens endangered species such as tigers, Asian and African elephants, rhinos and pangolins.