This Kind of Love

2015
 
 

This Kind of Love follows Burmese human rights and LGBT activist, Aung Myo Min, as he returns home after 24 years in exile. Set against Myanmar's historical transition from half a century of brutal military rule, Myo shares his vision for equality for all - from children to transgender people, to ethnic nationalities with his countrymen, to be part of his homeland's emergence from the darkness of dictatorship.

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Myo's story celebrates his belief that community and inclusion are fundamental to creating meaningful political and social change in Burma/Myanmar.

“A cinematic portrait that depicts a life of struggles and shows the whole picture of human rights and LGBT rights in Burma through his eyes. A masterpiece of lyricism. Far away from playing the victim, Myo Min, with his proud and brave attitude is a hero and this film his epic poem. There couldn't be a more beautiful way to open this year's & PROUD Film Festival.” 
— Dodi Fog, Director, & PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival
 

Broadcast

Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) Television in Myanmar

Thai PBS

Prachathai Online

Festivals

Human Rights, Human Dignity International Film Festival, Yangon

& Proud Film Festival, Yangon

ASEAN Film Festival, Bangkok

Q! Film Festival, Indonesia

QFF Mezipatra Festival

Myanmar Film Festival, Los Angeles

 

Advocacy Screenings

US speaking tour in partnership with the Fund for Global Human Rights at the LGBT Center in Los Angeles  including Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, City College of San Francisco, George Washington University, Harvard Law School and The Center and Open Society Institute in New York City, UN Cinema Room XIV United Nations/Palais des Nations Geneva, Le Comptori General Ghetto Museum Paris, Delancey Street Theater in San Francisco, New Parkway Theater, Oakland, Asian Art Museum in Seattle, Bus Boys and Poets, Chiang Mai University, Pansodan Scene Gallery in Yangon, Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand.


Running time: 45:30

Produced by Equality Myanmar 

Languages: English Burmese with English subtitles. 

 

Director: Jeanne Hallacy

Cinematographer: Julian Hadden and Sai Kyaw Khaing

Editor: Elizabeth Finlayson