Entertainment

Un-silent potato documentary to be shown in Myanmar Film Festival

A documentary detailing the plight of a disabled girl is due to be shown at the Myanmar Film Festival in the US later this year.

Sein Lyun Htun’s 22-minute film, Un-silent Potato, will air at the festival in Los Angeles, which will take place on September 10 and 11.

“My documentary is about a disabled girl who was abused and didn’t get a fair trial for that abuse,” Sein Lyun Htun said, adding that he chose to direct the film because he believes media exposure is an effective antidote to ongoing rights violations in Myanmar.  

Anger persists over film ban

The film censorship board had said it banned the screening of a love story between an Austrian woman and a Shan prince over fears it could derail the peace process and damage the Tatmadaw’s image.

Austrian filmmaker Sabine Derflinger’s "Twilight Over Burma: My Life as a Shan Princess" is set in mid-20th century Burma and tells the true story of Inge Eberhard (now Sargent) and her marriage to a Shan prince who was arrested in the wake of the 1962 military coup before dying in mysterious circumstances.

Yangon police fight drug trade ahead of Thingyan

Yangon Region police have enhanced their efforts to curtail the trade of opium and sex-stimulation drugs since March 7 in order to reduce crimes in the region during the Thingyan festival.

Police Col Pyae Sone said: “We are currently working to prevent and educate people on the trading of opium and sex-stimulation drugs. We have been inspecting automobiles every evening since March 7 before and during the water festival.”

Sai Sai Kham Leng to manage his own Thangyan pavilion

The singer-cum-actor Sai Sai Kham Leng will manage his own pavilion during this year’s Thingyan water festival in a partnership with the Alpine purified water company.

Sai Sai said: “The pavilion is going to be built in Yangon. Alpine will support it. I’m crazy about Thingyan. I want to be happy together with my fans. The film ‘Thingyan Museum’, which I was involved in, will be in cinemas before Thingyan. I’m so excited.”

Iron Cross gig raises Ks1.9 billion for flood victims

Rock band Iron Cross has held a charity concert, raising more than Ks 1.9 billion for flood relief.

Organised by the Kanbawza Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation, the benefit gig at the National Theatre on Myoma Road in Yangon, attracting many fans.

Tickets cost between Ks30,000 and Ks300,000 with all proceeds going to flood victims. 

The band, Lay Phyu, Wyne Wyne, A Nge and Myo Gyi, performed all their hits.

DJ Soda prays for flood victims on Facebook page

DJ Soda, a well-known South Korean performer, posted prayers for flood refugees in Myanmar on her Facebook page after her two-day visit to Myanmar. DJ Soda arrived in Myanmar on July 30 and visited Shwedagon Pagoda. She performed at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on the night of July 31.

DJ Soda wrote about her experience in Myanmar on her Facebook page, describing the people’s warmth and friendliness, her amazement at Myanmar’s culture and beautiful scenery, along with her prayer for flood refugees.

Korean DJ to play Myanmar

DJ Soda, a popular female in the Korean club scene DJ, will perform for the first time in Myanmar at the end of this month.

She has become an internet sensation and has attracted many fans from Myanmar.

She will join two Thai DJs, ZuperL and DJ Paka, at the members’ club in the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel in Yangon.

Ni Ni Khin Zaw discusses new style in “A Ni Yaung” album

Ni Ni Khin Zaw, who made her debut in the music industry through the Melody World singing competition, will launch her second album titled “A Ni Yaung” (Red) tomorrow. She recently released the music video for one of the tracks in her new album, “Ma Lo Chin Buu…Sit” (I Don’t Want War), which received positive feedback from audiences. The Daily Eleven met with Ni Ni Khin Zaw to talk about her second album and the filming of the “Ma Lo Chin Buu…Sit” music video.

Myanmar music industry on the rise

The Myanmar music industry has recently seen a rise in the release of new albums and music video DVDs by popular artists and many more are still to come. Besides, digital single albums are being released one after another on Myanmar Music Store, the country’s first online music store. So, the music industry’s market is on the path to recovery.

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