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Film Festival: Democracy Week Activity In Yangon

15 September 2017

The movies screened do reflect the opinion of the people and this will drive the democratic process of the country, Yangon Region Chief Minister said at the opening ceremony of Democracy Film Festival in Yangon on Friday.

The opening ceremony of Democracy film festival took place at three different theatres across Yangon, making it the biggest film festival in the country.

 Film festival also aims to mark the International Day of Democracy which falls on 15th September.

President, Myanmar Motion Picture Organization, Lu Min said “Democracy in Myanmar is still young and fresh to us. So we are still quite unsure as to what to do exactly in order to be democratically minded citizens. So the festival like this one needs to show up every year.”

Comedian, Thura said “What’s important for now in the country is the sense of democracy, what kind of attitude people should hold on to at this time of transition period. And I’m confident the movies will be able to portray those.”

5 movies featuring the democratic transition and voice of people are set to be screened for a week until 21st of September at 47 theatres all over the country.

Actor, Aye Myat Thu said “I am in one of the five movies, and it highlights the rarity of educators or teachers in the country.”

The movie-goers are excited by the experience of watching the movies.

Audience, Tin Win said “The movies here really reflect what we have in our mind to say… in a free but not-insulting manner.”

Audience, Zar Zar said “I like the film very much because it teaches me what democracy is and I’d like to urge others to see it for yourself as well.”

As part of the Democracy festival, the audience can enjoy the variety concert including Stage Show, Opera, Traditional and trendy songs, and drama, romantic dance performed by famous male and female artists.