MY BUDDHA IS PUNK

Kyaw Kyaw, a 25-year-old Burmese punk, pursues the dream of seeing the punk scene take off in Myanmar. The former military dictatorship carried out a few democratic reforms, but he remains skeptical: In his opinion, the country hasn’t changed yet. Along with the members of his punk band, he tries to raise the awareness of his people about the persistent violation of human rights.
By way of his music and the demonstrations in the streets, he criticizes the ongoing civil war and the persecutions of ethnic minorities. He travels across the country to pro- mote his own philosophy among the young generations: A symbiosis of Buddhism and punk that rejects religious dictates and political doctrine.

Category Documentary
Director Andreas Hartmann
Format Full HD/DCP
Runtime 68 min
Production Year 2015
Language Burmese
Subtitled Versions English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Thai
Country Germany, Myanmar
Genre Arts & Culture, Human Rights, Music, Pop Culture

Festivals

  • "Festival Highlights" Festival dei Popoli Florence 2015
  • “Doc Outlook”, Vision du Réel Nyon 2015
  • Millenium Documentary Film Festival Brussels 2016
  • Achtung Berlin - New Berlin Film Award 2016
  • In-Edit Music Documentary Film Festival São Paulo 2016
  • Buddhist Film Festival Europe Amsterdam 2016
  • WOMEX World Music Expo Santiago de Compostela 2016
  • Doc’n Roll Film Festival London 2016
  • …and many more

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