The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Local film inspired by religious clashes

'Floating Bliss' introduces a group of young artists of different religious backgrounds.

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DJ Jay experiments in new album

From dubstep and house to 'glitch-hop and wobble bass', DJ Jay isn't afraid to try new things.



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Banned for years, satirical shows return for Thingyan

For decades traditional Thingyan thangyat performances were suppressed by the government, but this year they returned to the public eye with the Lu Htu Peh Tin Tan (The People’s Echo) competition, which ended in Yangon on April 7.


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Aung San movie script nears completion

The script for a film about the life of Bogyoke Aung San was completed earlier this month, and is set to be edited in the coming weeks by a small committee of Myanmar film industry luminaries.



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‘Kayan Beauties’ wins ASEAN prize

The Myanmar film Kayan Beauties won a Special Jury Award at the ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA) held in Kuchin, Sarawak, Malaysia from March 28 to 30.

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U Thant House opens for photo exhibition

For decades the government of Myanmar avoided expressing pride in the great achievements of two of the country’s greatest sons: independence hero Aung San and former United Nations secretary general U Thant.


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Art exhibitions attract small crowds and few buyers

Art galleries in Yangon are often crowded with invited guests during opening ceremonies when new exhibitions are unveiled, but at other times they can be quiet as a tomb, with most paintings left unsold at the end of the show.


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Off the deep end: making sense of the rules at Kokine Swimming Pool

A two-tier price system for locals and foreigners is in place at the majority of Myanmar’s tourist sites, which tends to be the rule rather than the exception in developing countries.


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Musicians to draft new law for creative rights

Music piracy is common in Asia and free downloads for just about any artist or band are simply a few clicks away.

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Thingyan set to make a splash at Minder Ground

Yangon's Minder Ground is set to become the site of a five-zone Thingyan Festival fun park, from April 13 to 16.

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