DER Documentary

This Kind of Love

by Jeanne Hallacy
color, 43 min, 2015
in Burmese and English
with English subtitles



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. 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

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Award of Merit, LGBT Category, Accolade Global Film Competition, 2015
Premiere, Human Rights, Human Dignity International Film Festival, Yangon, Myanmar 2015
ASEAN Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand, 2015
Q! Film Festival, Indonesia, 2015
Myanmar Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2015
QFF! Mezipatra Film Festival, Prague, 2015
and PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival, Myanmar, 2016

TV Broadcasts
National Broadcast, Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) Television, Myanmar, August 2015

International Speaking Tour
Sponsored by the Fund for Global Human Rights, American Jewish World Service and Partners Asia:
United Nations/Palais des Nations, Geneva, 2015
Le Comptori General Ghetto Museum, Paris, 2015
Open Society Foundations, New York, 2015
The Center for LGBT Rights, New York, 2015
Bus Boys and Poets, Washington, D.C., 2015
Asian Art Museum, Seattle, 2015
LGBT Center, Los Angeles, 2015
Delancey Street Theater, San Francisco, 2015

Special Screenings
Columbia University, New York
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Harvard Law School, Cambridge
University of California at Berkeley
University of Washington, Seattle
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

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