The Myanmar Democracy Festival is being planned for the country and its people to promote high morality and esteem and to support the establishment of democratic practices and thoughts, festival planners said Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint.
A work coordination meeting to hold the Myanmar Democracy Festival with movie shows, anyeint (traditional dance troupes) and dances was held on Saturday morning at Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) meeting hall on Pyay Road, Yangon and was attended by Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint.
In his opening address to the meeting, the Union Minister said the Myanmar Democracy Festival week came about after plans to produce a movie. As artists from movie, music and anyeint professions pitched in to help, shows, anyeint and dances were arranged to be included in the festival to make it an impressive event. There will be an opening ceremony on 15 September to be held with the countryâ€™s leaders and artists in attendance.
The Myanmar Democracy Festival will be held from September 15 to 21 and opening ceremonies will be held in President Cinema, Yangon and Winlite Cinema, Mandalay.
During the Myanmar Democracy Festival period, five movies â€” â€œNaychi Mhar Shweyi Laungâ€, â€œThara Sawhteeâ€, Demo Yakkwakâ€, â€œTain Pyar thaw Nayâ€ and â€œKyi Myat thaw Myanmarâ€ â€” will be shown in 44 cinemas throughout the country. Prominent celebrities will also entertain with dance, music and song performances that will be held in Yangon National Theatre on 15 and 16 September from 7 pm to 11 pm.
Myanmar Democracy Anyeint competitions will be held in Yangon National Theatre from 27 to 30 August and in Mandalay National Theatre from 28 to 30 August. Five anyeint troupes will compete every day and seven finalists will each be awarded a prize of Ks1 million.