About Myanmar

Myanmar (Burma) is the largest country (in geographical area) in mainland Southeast Asia. It is bordered by the People's Republic of China on the north, Laos on the east, Thailand on the southeast, Bangladesh on the west, and India on the northwest, with the Andaman Sea to the south, and the Bay of Bengal to the southwest.


What About Politics?

Sometimes people ask me why I did not address politics in the film. There are a few reasons. This film is not about politics, it's about culture. Chinlone was around long before the current government in Myanmar and will last long after it is gone. The only time we hear about Myanmar in the news is for its politics. I think this is basically unfair and unfortunate. A country or culture should not be reduced to being seen through such a narrow perspective. The culture and people of Myanmar deserve a more balanced understanding.


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