The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 05 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

That’s a wrap for HRHD film fest

The third Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival drew to a close on June 19 with the awarding of the seven prizes. The event, which was first staged in 2013, took place at Yangon’s Nay Pyi Taw and Waziyar cinemas.

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Exhibiting abroad is no sweat for Rakhine artist

Scenes reminiscent of a Rakhine childhood are to be displayed to the art lovers of southern France. Artist Than Kyaw Htay will stage the solo art show Silent Sweat in Avignon, France, from June 20 to August 20.

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Unwinding at Hlawga Wildlife Park

The relentless heat of Yangon was unbearable. As dreams of a cool, shaded park became more insistent, me and two friends, aided by a lull in the traffic, made a break for it.

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Superhero movies are ruining cinema, says ‘Exorcist’ director

William Friedkin, the US director who made the Oscar-winning movies The Exorcist and The French Connection, is dismissive about the flood of superhero and sci-fi movies that have taken over today’s box office.

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Ray guns and robots a light-year too far for Myanmar writers

Espite the popularity of blockbuster space fantasy movies, critics agree that finding a good Myanmar writer of science fiction is pretty much a hunt for The Invisible Man.

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Film captures optimism of war-weary Laiza

Amid the fighting, a sense of optimism prevails in the camps.

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A vision for the future of Yangon

What future do you want for Yangon? The Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) believes this question should be answered not only by the authorities, but also by residents.

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Chasing the Asian dream

From the point of view of the international economist, the close proximity of Myanmar to Singapore resembles a huge pile of iron filings within the force field of a giant electromagnet.

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Troubled waters ahead in Myanmar’s economic boom

Every morning on his way to work in Yangon, builder Zaw Min Tun takes a swig of water at a Buddhist temple, a vital place to quench a thirst for the many ordinary citizens left behind by Myanmar’s economic boom.

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The Good Son turned out great

If Shirly Berkovitz hadn’t followed her instincts when a shy young man showed up unannounced at her doorstep, audiences around the world would never have learned the story of courage and love that unfolded.

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