‘Burmese Refugee’ Film Soon to be Released
18 April 2011: A film about a Burmese refugee facing difficulties working in the US played by US-based rising Burmese actor, Adrain Zaw, is to be released at the end of this month, according to an interview by Mizzima News.
The 22-year-old actor plays San Aung in a film Burmese Refugee, an electrician from Burma who gets only a dishwashing job in the US as he can’t speak English, trying to bring his wife and child stranded in a refugee camp in Thailand.
In the interview, Adrain Zaw said: “I want people to know about Burma. I’ve worked here for a very long time, but whenever I said, ‘I’m from Burma’, people would be confused. ‘China?’, ‘Japan?’”
“I hope people will know our country more after seeing this film.”
In 1992 at the age of four, Rangoon-born Adrain Zaw moved to the US with his parents.
When asked about how he could speak Burmese fluently, Adrain said he speaks only Burmese at home, adding: “I’d like all Burmese in foreign countries not to forget their identity and where they come from.”
The Burmese actor also talked about his dream to establish ‘Burmese Youth Foundation in Films’ to teach and encourage young Burmese in making movies and to create a network to promote and uplife the lives of youths.
A film actor and producer in Hollywood, Adrain Zaw lives in California working as a TV presenter, anchorman and teaching debate and speech.
Van Biak Thang