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.
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.
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.
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.