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Q&A: A dream of Myanmar Marta Trela and Henning Himmelreich

Over the past few days, a Vimeo video about a mix of Myanmar's countryside and city-landscape featuring the most scenic places of the country went fervid on the its most engaging social...

Christina Kyi: Behind the scenes

Christina Kyi’s rise from unknown filmmaker to household name was a slow burning fuse – but one that eventually detonated a fireworks display. Rumours of her debut film Mudras Calling first circulated in 2014...

Q&A: The Mystery of Burma director Arkar

A slew of young filmmakers have shaken up the Myanmar film industry so far this year, with social media playing a key part in spreading and promoting their work. One of the filmmakers, Arkar Win,...

Remembering Thingyan Moe

In 1983 a film was shot in Mandalay that still resonates with the Myanmar public more than three decades after its release—in fact, it is replayed on TV almost repetitively this time of year. Thingyan...

&Proud LGBT festival returns for second week

After the big success of the &Proud festival at Thakin Mya Park, the organizers are returning this weekend with more activities from Feb 1-3 at the French Institute. One of the festival organizers, Sai Maung...

&Proud Film Festival to shine light on Myanmar LGBT

The fourth &Proud Yangon LGBT Film Festival takes place from Jan 27-Feb 4 at Thakin Mya Park and the French Institute. Colors Rainbow, Abadi Art, and YG Events founded &Proud, a Yangon-based initiative that organizes...

Eleven Events that should not be missed this Weekend, 10th – 12th March

FRIDAY 10TH MARCH 50th Street's 20th Anniversary Party | Nightlife  Celebrate the annivesary of Yangon's oldest expat bar this coming Friday and enjoy welcome drinks, 20% discount on all items, great music, fun games and even...

Mya Ga Naing in Concert @ France Institute

Experience again to the Public in Yangon in an open air film concert at the French Institute in Pyay Lan. The ensemble of Myanmar-German musicians are extended by two more artists, Laia Genc on...

Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival

Screenings will be at Naypyitaw, Junction Square and Junction Mawtin Cinema 14 June to 19 June The biggest Human Rights film festival in ASEAN, organized by Human Dignity Film Institute, is coming to Myanmar to screen independent films...

InDepth: In The Guise Of A Villian

Ben Hopkins spends an afternoon on set with actor and director, Thar Nyi. The rain is bouncing off the driveway as we pull up to the lobby of a large, suburban house 20 minutes from...