The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

World’s largest short film fest: Tropfest

Film Markers from Myanmar have been invited to take part in one of the world’s largest short-film festivals.

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Watch Docs in Yangon – interview with a director

Piotr Stasik is a giggle-girt. He finds it terribly amusing when I ask how to pronounce his name or any of his Polish colleagues’ names, and he giggles again when I ask him how old he is.

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Travelling the easy road – using the internet as a travel guide

A lack of decent travel websites and a frustrating lack of valid travel information was a good enough reason for Marcus Allender to launch the website, Go-Myanmar.

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Upper Myanmar-palooza

A joint project between a number of well-known Myanmar bands will see them head to Upper Myanmar next month to rock, pop and hip-hop their way to crowds who in the past, have had to travel to Yangon to see their favourite bands.

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Indonesia welcomes Royal Bali Film Fest

A tropical island has provided a stunning backdrop for many iconic films, so it’s no surprise the region’s best young talent will congregate in a bit of paradise for the 11th Royal Bali Film Festival later this year.

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‘Again and Again’: Recycled emotions

Myanmar filmmaker The Maw Naing’s short Again and Again has hit the big screen, airing as part of the fourth International Poetry Festival Meridian Czernowitz, held from September 6-8 in the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi.

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Poetry and prose - celebrating International Literacy Day

Text message or dusty tome, ebook or the simplest chalk scrawl – reading and writing remain humanity’s original and still greatest technological achievement.

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Water Library’s beverages, manners run dry

Perhaps it didn’t help that I desperately needed caffeine. A two-day self-ban on coffee was about to come to an abrupt end as I realised my pounding headache and surly temper were the direct results of my deprivation.

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Portraits of the living

Former political prisoner and NLD co-founder U Win Tin has been honoured by having his image sculpted and portrait painted.

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A stitch in time saves lives

Meet the team behind a non-profit organisation whose work helps women with HIV to support themselves – and each other.

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