The Myanmar Times
Monday, 30 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Put a little love in your art at the Yangon Photo Festival

The eagerly awaited seventh Yangon Photo Festival (YFP) is to be held in the city from February 13-21.

 

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MRTV to broadcast first ever legal drama

Drama meets headline news in a new series about to start on MRTV. The eight episodes will focus on highly topical matters of national interest and importance to the country’s political, economic and social reform process.

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Living well in Myanmar: Added sugar not so sweet

Our resident medical expert Dr Christoph Gelsdorf on sugar and sweeteners and the health implications of these.

 

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The middle-class coffee boom

Long absent from the region’s booming cafe culture, Myanmar’s commercial capital is now witnessing a surge in swish coffee bars providing an alternative to the treacly instant coffee served by thousands of street carts.

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It's a kind of magic

Do you believe in magic?
Conjurer Ko Khaing Myat, who once made his safe but mundane job with an NGO vanish in a metaphorical puff of smoke in order to follow his dream, still hopes to perform the ultimate trick: winning over a sceptical public.

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Saving the city’s strays

If the city’s stray dogs could speak, they would have a sorry tale to tell: canine companions killed by unscrupulous car drivers, puppies left to drown in sewers, sick and injured dogs lying lifeless and uncared for on the streets of Yangon.

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Italian filmmakers document nat spirit tradition

In the small village of Kyaukmyaung, near Shwebo, Sagaing Region, back in 2010, Italian documentary filmmaker Valeria Testagrossa first learned of the importance of nat spirits. She knew she had to return with a film crew and make a documentary about the subject.

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Motion Picture Organization chair re-elected amid waning interest

As interest in the management of Myanmar’s film industry appears to be flagging, a reluctant Lu Min was last week re-elected as chair of the industry’s professional body, despite his earlier promise to step down. The number of both voters and candidates in the Myanmar Motion Picture Organization (MMPO) also fell dramatically.

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Hooked on heroin

Ko Thura has been battling with heroin addiction since he was a child. He speaks to The Myanmar Times about the dark side of drug use, and his struggle to get clean.

 

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Meet Myanmar’s movie music maker, Tin Win Hlaing

His humility is charac-teristic. “Winning the Academy Award wasn’t my doing,” said pianist Tin Win Hlaing, winner of the Best Music Award at the recent Myanmar Academy Awards for Kyel Sin Maw Kun.

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