Myanmar’s oldest foreign film festival, the European Film Festival, will be held this month in Mandalay for the first time, launching on Sept. 13 at the Mingalar Cinema Central Point.
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Known for his modernist paintings of cityscapes, street scenes and depictions of Myanmar traditions, Zaw Mong exhibits his first collection of nude paintings this week.
Documentary on Shan State opium farmers, short film about a man struggling to cover cost of treating a sick friend among this year’s winners at WFF.
In just its 2nd year, the University Students Film Festival has become an important incubator of young filmmaking talent; 10 shorts competed for the top prize this year.
At Myanmar’s Aung Clinic, patients struggling with mental illness find a path to wellness in painting. JoSaZo is displaying their works in a new exhibition, ‘The Room’.
Seventy-four years ago today, at the Nay Thurein Meeting, the Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League objected to Churchill’s proposal for only partial Burmese independence.
‘08:06:06’ exhibition comprises 28 pieces by six of the country’s brightest young talents.
Fifty-nine years ago today, the ruthless military dictator Ne Win was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award. He refused it, believing it to be a tool of the American CIA.
Exactly 31 years ago today, U Sein Lwin began the shortest-lived presidency in modern Myanmar history, still managing to kill hundreds.
A dizzying array of global artistic talent in a range of new media exhibits is on display at Building Bridges Yangon. Writer Myint Myat Thu shares some favorites.
Yangon-based artist Kaung Kyaw Khine expresses both the anguish and the hope of the waiting masses.
After decades of failed attempts, stakeholders are overjoyed. But new hotels and management transparency issues mean challenges still lie ahead.
On this day in 1975, a strong earthquake shook the country’s major tourist attraction, killing 2 and damaging hundreds of centuries-old pagodas.
Fifty-seven years ago today, Ne Win issued a bloody crackdown on Rangoon student protests. The next day, he dynamited the Students’ Union building.
Modernist Painter Defies Myanmar Taboos in New Exhibit
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Student Film Festival Leaves Myanmar Audiences Wowed
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Myanmar’s First Postwar Political Mass Meeting
The Day Dictator Ne Win Won Asia’s Nobel Prize
A False Freedom
The Day the Butcher of Yangon Began His 17-Day Presidency
Comic Artist Draws on History for Tales of Politically Powerful Women
Author Champions Ex-President’s Legacy, Glosses over Challenges
‘Poetry Is Like Eating Delicious Food… It Is Pure Pleasure’
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