Pyinsa Rasa, the new artist collective organising a series
of events at the historic Secretariat in downtown Yangon, is currently holding
an exhibition called Let Sin Kan Chin honouring the history of the Myanmar film
industry. The organisers have created a museum-style exhibition which
highlights the filmmakers, artists, musicians, poets and songwriters who
influenced Myanmar cinema’s ‘golden age’ as well as their influence on
The exhibition, which kicked off on March 24th, has
featured daily screenings of popular films from the past as well two live music
performances to accompany special screenings of Yadanarbon (1953) and Tender
are the Feet (1972).
Engaging and interactive displays and exhibits reveal to
the viewer the film equipment filmmakers used to work with and the social and
political trends that were influencing the style and scope of the film industry
from the 1950s onwards.
The final live music performance will take place this
weekend on Sunday April 8th with a screening of Thingyan Moe(1985)
directed by Maung Tin Oo and it will be followed by a Thingyan performance from
the musicians of Jam It! The exhibition will continue with daily screenings of
Thingyan Moe at 2pm until the exhibition April 12th when the
exhibition closes for Thingyan holidays.