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THAT KIND OF LOVE
Openings Film & Proud Slow Film Festival! Myo Min has dedicated his time to the struggle for people' s protection and protection of liberties in his area. Twenty-four years in Thailand, a different way of loving, a chance that things will be just and better in his native Burma.
The Burmese teacher and campaigner Aung Myo Min is back home and on the opening evening of this year's event he will be talking to us about what this kind of love means. This is a portrayal of a struggling live, showing the whole image of human right and liberties in Burma through his gaze.
Myo Min with his proud and courageous posture is a far from acting as the sacrifice, and this movie is his heroic poet. There' s a better way to open this year's &PROUD festival in collaboration with Equality Myanmar. Aung Myo Min, a Burmese teacher and campaigner of humanitarian law, was loved in this way when he returned home after 24 years in custody.
It picks up on the concept that fellowship and inclusiveness are the basis for sensible policy and societal transformation in Burma/Myanmar. Myo' s view that all - from infants to transgenders to ethnic nations - are entitled to respect for all - makes this kind of love an offer of hopes for the coming years.
Burmese Human Rights Education Institute of Burma Director Aung Myo Min talks to Salzburg Global Seminar about his poll on how the old UK bestiality legislation, extortion, molestation and household expectation are affecting Burmese people.
90 years of the founder's familys
Wathann and Art of Freedom in Yangon over the past few month have contributed to arousing the appetite of directors and discerning cinema-goers for elaborate, commercially directed commercials. Restricting the number of movies to home movies, Hollywood blockbuster movies and the casual multinational movie fest, one might think that the Wathann and Art of Freedom episodes were the first to see commercials on the big Myanmar theater.
However, in Myanmar, documentation has been an important factor in the evolution of the movie business. Indeed, it was a brief U Ohn Maung feature on the burial of U Htun Shein, a political man who traveled to London in the 1910s to fight for Burma's autonomy.
"In 1920, the documentary[U Htun Shein] was shown in a regional theater along with an US film and was very much loved by the audience," said U Thein Htut, a great-grandson of U Ba Nyunt, who established the Myanmar Aswe Company in 1908. Aswe Myanmar was established as a shield venting company and later expanded into the recording business.
In fact, the change of the Myanmar Aswe Company to the movie was intimately linked to the fate of U Ohn Maung. After the hit of U Htun Shein, a group of non-professional filmers founded the Burma Movie Company and made the U Ohn Maung-directed Love and Liquor (1920), the first Myanmar based movie.
In the following year the enterprise followed with Kyae Taw Thu Thu Ma Nu (An Uptown Girl, Ma Nu), who was also loved by the audience. The Burma Film Companys made seven movies in total before U Ohn Maung gave the business to Myanmar Aswe in 1923, creating the Myanmar Aswe Film Studio.
Taw Myaing was the first movie of the new studios, Taw Myaing Sun Ka Lwan Aung Phan (The Edge of the Wood Beckons My Nostaligia) in 1923. 1933 the name of the company changes to A1 Movie Company. "Aswe U Ba Nyunt, U Nyi Pu, who was the father of Myanmar, was the acting star in Love and Liquor and Kyae Taw Thu Ma Nu," said U Thein Htut.
"Aswe Myanmar quickly became known as a movie society with Su Htoo Pan (Wishing a Grand Thing) in 1928, under the direction of U Nyi Pu," said U Ko Myint, another great-grandson of U Ba Nyunt. In the 1930s, A1 Movie Corporation in Mayangone had set up a 30-hectare facility with a lakeside, woodland, barns and lines of homes where members of movie teams could stay while making movies.
A-1 Film Company also continued U Ohn Maung's interest in making feature length movies, making movies that showed Aung San's 1944-1947 keynotee. "U "U Nyi Pu's grandson U Myint Soe began with a film about Burma's army's attack on the Jap invasion of Ober Burma in 1945 during the Second World War," said U Ko Myint.
"The majority of the A1 films showed that General Aung San made talks all over the land that U Myint Soe followed and film during many historic demonstrations calling for British independence," he said. He also made a film about the burial of General Aung San and the eight other political figures who were murdered next to him on July 19, 1947.
This hour-long historic feature hit the audience so hard that it was shown in four Yangon theaters, each showing the movie five daily. Unfortunately, many of the original films with General Aung San's speech were damaged in a fire in the 1950s.
"Over 100 World War II movies by 1950 were damaged in the fire," said U Ko Myint. In the 80's the movie industry had almost come to a standstill, and in 1983 the studios shut down. Since then, the site on which the atelier once used to stand has been divided into smaller plots and resold, on which private, state-of-the-art properties have been built.
Myint said that the offspring of Myanmar Aswe Company founders U Ba Nyunt were interested in commemorating the A1 Film Company's story by commemorating the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Myanmar Aswe: "The real 100th anniversary of the A1 Film Company is still far away, but it is very near the 100th anniversary of the Myanmar Aswe Company," he said.
"We' re now gathering uncommon shots of A1 made movies, among them photographs of famous people and moments, as well as old film gear. Part of it is kept at the Myanmar Motion Picture Museum, and some is still in the possession of the A1 members of the family," said U Ko Myint.