International Film Heritage Festival

Yangon, 4 – 13 November 2016

Myanmar cinema and theatre heritage

Restoring a history of film
Film restoration is a difficult process, but an important one. Old films are history, and can show us how people lived and spoke in days gone by.
Myanmar Times – Sept 11, 2015

Myanmar heritage film celebrates its 85th anniversary
Heritage film fans are today celebrating an important milestone in history: the 85th anniversary of Myanmar cinema.
Myanmar Times – Oct 13, 2015

Saving the crown jewel of ‘Cinema row’
An ambitious plan has been drafted to restore the Waziya cinema, the grandest of the seven movie houses that once lined Yangon’s Bogyoke Aung San Road.
Frontier – Mar 3, 2016

Vanishing act: Myanmar’s lost movie palaces
Gone are the fluted pilasters, the Corinthian columns, the stately colonnades.  The velveteen seats have all been ripped out, the lazily revolving ceiling fans junked, the silver screens shattered and tarnished.
Myanmar Times – Mar 4, 2016