My Buddha Is Punk

My Buddha Is Punk, Foto by Andreas Hartmann
  • event type:WOMEX 16 Film Screening
  • date:22 Oct 2016
  • time:11:45
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Film Room, Level 0, Building 1, Cidade da Cultura
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Directed by Andreas Hartmann
Contact: Andreas Hartmann

Germany/Myanmar, 2015 - Produced by Andreas Hartmann - Director of Photography Andreas Hartmann - Sound Florian Marquardt - Editor Andreas Hartmann - Language Burmese with English subtitles - Duration 68`

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 sceptical: 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 criticises the ongoing civil war and the persecutions of ethnic minorities. He travels across the country to promote his own philosophy among the young generations: a symbiosis of Buddhism and punk that rejects religious dictates and political doctrine.

Andreas Hartmann, the director, will be present for a Q&A session after the screening.