Human Rights filmfest to tour Natmauk

The Human Rights Human Dignity Traveling Film Festival is to be mounted in Natmauk next month to celebrate Bogyoke Aung San’s centenary.

The Human Rights Human Dignity Travelling Film Festival will be held from February 12 to 13 at Sutaungpyae Payagyi monastery in Natmauk, the birthplace of Bogyoke (General) Aung San to mark the centennial of his birth.

"We will screen finished episodes from the Bogyoke biopic at the film festival [with the rest of the film still in the works as a result of budget constraints]. We will also screen award-winning entries from the Human Rights Human Dignity Film Festival as well as those on the shortlist," said Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, director of the film festival. 

Plans have been made to screen a teaser of the much-anticipated Bogyoke Aung San's biopic at the tribute programmes and entertainment activities to be held in various cities in each state and region in the run-up to Bogyoke's centenary, which falls on February 13.  The teaser will also be broadcasted on TV and uploaded on to YouTube as well.

The traveling film festival will feature international documentaries, award-winning films and shortlisted films from the 2nd edition of the HRHDFF. The film festival has been touring across the country, stirring up interest among provincial film buffs.