Monday, July 25, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Tending the flock

In a former asylum for lepers, a priest offers succor to the ill, giving hope and spiritual sustenance to those who are weak and in need of care.

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Human Rights on screen and skin-deep

Despite controversy over the censorship of one of its films, the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival continues its impressive slate in Myanmar.

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Travel photographer reflects on epic trip to Kachin mountains

He left his heart in Phon Kan Razi. Now, travel photographer Kyaw Kyaw Winn, having braved biting sand flies, foul weather, avalanches and frostbite, has achieved his dream of half a lifetime and conquered its snow-capped peak.

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International concert rocks National Theatre

The medley of talent that came together for the conclusion of the third Myanmar Music Festival struck its final chord on June 13. Crowds flocked to the National Theatre for the festival’s celebration concert, which featured artists from Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and the United States.

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Microfilm competition open to youngsters

Don't be fooled by the title. Youth being too important to be left to the young, competitors in the second Myanmar youth microfilm competition can be of any age. The point is to find new directing talent.

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Caricatures for love, not money

Realism in art shows you what things look like. Modern art shows you how to think about things. And caricatures make you laugh. Or so caricature artist Thein Tun Oo said at the Caricature Art exhibition, running from June 11 to 15 at Gallery 65, Dagon township.

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Exhibition celebrates 70th anniversary of British Council in Myanmar

The British Council marks the 70th anniversary of its arrival in Myanmar this month, with an exhibition at the British Council library on Kanna (Strand) Road from June 7 until June 30.

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New chapter for old bookstore

One of Yangon’s oldest book shops is to open a sister branch in the same historic building as the original shop on Merchant Street, as part of the new government’s 100-day plan.

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’: Halfwits in a halfshell

Stuck for something to do with the kids on a rainy Yangon weekend? These reptilian meatheads may not be the answer.

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Yangon’s lord of the dance

Go to 7th Joint bar, near the lower block of 47th Street, on any given Thursday night, and you’re bound to see a man in a stingy-brim fedora, the small round edge of which he occasionally touches as he salsas around the room with any number of spinning, laughing women.

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