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Myanmar’s film industry
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1920s

Myanmar’s film industry

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Myanmar has one of the oldest film industries in all of Asia, dating back nearly a hundred years. The very first film was the rousing 1920 documentary of the funeral of U Tun Shein (the YMBA leader and nationalist lawyer) and in the years that followed cinema played a critical role in the awakening of Burmese nationalism. Here is an article in today's LA Times on the state of the Myanmar film industry today, and a still from the iconic 1971 film "Wearing Velvet Slippers, Holding a Golden Umbrella" by the director Maung Wunna: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-myanmar-film-20130402-dto,0,967065.htmlstory

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