The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar climate change film festival tackles environmental concerns

The International Climate and Environmental Film Festival returns to Yangon’s Waziya Cinema on March 23 to tackle issues on climate change and environmental policy.

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Light Festival set to electrify Yangon

Yangonites! Though many of us know November to be the month of light festivals, this summer will soon be known as another time for celebration.

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“Women are not inferior,” messages from International Women’s Day

Do you think that menstruation blood is dirty?

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PEN Myanmar recognises Myanmar’s literary figures

Though during his lifetime U Win Tin had a decorated career – serving as the co-founder of the National League of Democracy, the editor-in-chief of Mandalay newspaper, Hanthawaddy, an NLD politician and political prisoner – most young people in Myanmar are unfamiliar with his legacy.

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Artist depicts struggles of life through crows

Ever since his days in monastic school, artist Aung Kyi Soe has been a friend to crows. Growing up in Legaing village in Magwe region and studying art and photography under the Aung Theins and Maung Thein Win, he was struck by the nature of these mysterious birds – their all encompassing black colour, their slick and shrewd behaviour.

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“Listen to us”: Myanmar’s forgotten people

Ma Htet Htet Wai is a tall, round woman, with a caramel-coloured complexion. On the day I visit she is wearing thanaka and her hair is neatly tied up in a decorative headdress comb. The 23-year-old greets me with a broad smile as she begins talking about her daily life – about going to the markets, cleaning and cooking.

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VoxPop

In honour of International Women’s Day, Weekend reporter Myo Satt asked women what changes they want to see in Myanmar.

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Artists take over Yangon

ANGONITES may have noticed something different about their city over recent days – artworks are appearing in the most unlikely places.

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From garbage to art

Mon Halsey is able to create art from just about anything.

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Calling the shots

Few places in Myanmar are more male-dominated than a men’s professional football match. But that’s no problem at all for Daw Thein Thein Aye.

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