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A Rising Star in Myanmar’s Art World

On first glance at the work of Aung Naing Tun, you may think it is a black and white photograph straight from the printer. But no, the art produced by this young creative is formed stroke by stroke over hours and days, every centimeter of the image painstakingly planned and drawn freely by hand.

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The Director and his drive to produce high-quality, international standard films

“I don’t want my films come to an end only in Myanmar. They must not be targeted only at Myanmar. They need to be felt by the world.”

The film Kayan Beauties won the Special Jury Award, the highest acolade at the ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA) held in Kuchin, Saraw

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No.2 Art Area: Interview with founder and prominent graffiti artist Arker Kyaw

In a quiet, leafy street off Yangon’s Sayasan Road, a wall of shiny corrugated zinc stands awaiting its paint.
Beyond the steely exterior, on the front wall of what he calls the No. 2 Art Area, graffiti artist Arker Kyaw’s colorful Vishnu, the Hindu god, brandishes a can of spray paint and a

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LGBT Film Festival: A public display of pride

In late January this year, history was made in a small park in downtown Yangon. Thakin Mya Park in Lanmadaw Township was the location for the opening event of the &Proud film festival – said to be the first ever LGBT event legally held in a public space in Myanmar. In a country where permissio

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