Film Screening “This Kind of Love” followed by a Q&A
This Kind of Love follows the journey of Myo as a leader in the 1988 student uprising to his days as a soldier in the jungle to his return home after 24 years in exile.
The story embraces the idea that community and inclusion are fundamental to creating meaningful, political, and social change in Burma. Myo, the first openly gay activist in Burma's democracy movement, envisions human rights for everyone, from children to transgender people, to ethnic nationalities.
"This Kind of Love" is an offering of hope for the future. Aung Myo Min is an activist who takes the issues of human rights – including gay rights – to the forefront of the political debate in Burma.
ABOUT THE FILM
This Kind of Love made its world premiere at the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival in June 2015 in Burma.
The film has been short listed for the Southeast Asian Human Rights Award at the upcoming Freedom Film Festival in Selangor Malaysia and been officially selected in 5 international film festivals.
Myo will be touring the United States to premiere the film and speak about the current political situation in his country.
Aung Myo Min has been nominated for the prestigious N-Peace Network award for women leaders and peace advocates in Asia.
Jeanne Hallacy is a Bangkok-based American documentary film maker and activist with a strong focus on Burma. Her previous film credits include Into the Current: Burma's Political Prisoners, Mercy (meddah) and Burma Diary.
Recent press around the premiere screening:
Calling Out for Justice (The Nation)
LGBT Activist in Spotlight at Human Rights Film Fest (The Irrawaddy)
Love in an Uncomfortable Climate (The Nation)
Rebel Soldier to Gay Rights Warrior (Democratic Voice of Burma)
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