Some scenes of Line Walker-2 were shot at the YMCA hall on Theinbyu Street in Botahtaung Township yesterday, starting 6 a.m.
Dr. Thar Nyan, General Secretary of YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association): This film will showcase Myanmar to the world. The world has different views on Myanmar. Some are positive. Some hold doubts about our country, and such views damage the development and external relations of our country. This film is important because it can make the world known Myanmar.
A scene in which a man falls from the building, a culprit is arrested by the police, and there is an explosion and a chase sequence through some stalls was shot at YMCA, according to Dr. Thar Nyan.
Daw Myint Myint Khaing, Actress and Academy Award Winner: I have to act some scenes, where necessary. In our role, police come to our stalls and it comes to us as a surprise and it frightens us. This film takes pride in us, and they also loved to shoot this film in Myanmar. We learnt a lot from this shooting. There are film professionals in Myanmar also.
Aung Myint Myat, Actor: I play the leader of the special police force of Myanmar. In the scene, Myanmar police and Interpol from Hong Kong try to apprehend the culprit together. We gained a lot of new experiences on this film. We rehearsed several times. As we had to work with foreign professionals, we came to know how they make a quality movie.
John Caezar, In-charge of Kayan Arts Asiayon: We, the Kayan ethnic people, are also cooperating in shooting this film. Responsible personnel of the film contacted us and asked us to play a supportive role in the scenes with our culture, stalls, our traditional weaving, and performance. Our group has 12 people. We believe that this film will make Myanmar known to the world and will make our tourism a success.
U Hla Min, Assistant Head of the Public Relations and Information Department of the Yangon City Development Committee: Our department is lending a helping hand to the shoot. We are cooperating with the traffic police to clear the road where the scenes are shot. We hope that this film will help Myanmar attract tourists.
The Ministry of Information, departments concerned, and the Yangon Region Government are supporting the crew to film action scenes including shooting, explosions, car racing, a crash, and a helicopter flying sequence.
By Ohnma Thant, Zaw Gyi
(Translated by GNLM)