The Myanmar Times
Friday, 01 August 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Women artists speak their mind

“Image of Women”, a forum for art and ideas, prompts frank discussions of women’s oppression and gender discrimination

 

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Fancy footwork: Chinlone continues to captivate

Filmmaker Greg Hamilton on his fascination with Myanmar's balletic national sport of chinlone, and his 2006 documentary on the subject, Mystic Ball.


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Meet Zaw Min Yu: master photographer

63-year-old photographer Zaw Min Yu wants to show Myanmar at its natural best – something evident in his rigorously technical approach to his craft.

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The big picture

A returnee to Myanmar, film director Christina Kyi is striving to create a new cinematic image of her country and shake up a stalled industry.

 

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When should you get the vaccine?

Our resident health expert Dr Christoph Gelsdorf on evaluating your risk of contracting Japanese encephalitis in Myanmar.

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Reports on gay wedding incite public outcry

Since their wedding on March 2, a Yangon gay couple has faced public backlash, highlighting the ongoing oppression faced by Myanmar's LGBT community.

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Gay couple faces post-wedding backlash

A Yangon gay couple have faced a backlash from the media since their March 2 wedding, highlighting the ongoing oppression faced by the LGBT community. 

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Nay Phone Latt speaks

An interview with Myanmar blogger Nay Phone Latt, advocate of free expression and computer literacy who was arrested in January 2008 at the age of 27.

 

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Seeing in shades of grey

Meet Khin Zaw Latt, a young artist of humble origins who just two years ago spent his days painting in a small and austere fourth-floor apartment on Old Yadashe Street.

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Essential commands for colonial Burma

Douglas Long tries to tackle his linguistic deficiency with colonial-era tome Burmese Self-Taught (In Burmese and Roman Characters) with Phonetic Pronunciation by RF St A St John, Hon MA (Oxon).

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