young man at buddhist altar

Film screening: My Buddha is Punk

- Carnegie 10

3 punk rockers

Kyaw Kyaw, a young Burmese punk, pursues the dream of seeing the punk scene take off in the former military dictatorship of Myanmar. Along with the members of his punk band, he tries to raise awareness about the persistent violation of human rights and criticizes the ongoing civil war and the persecutions of ethnic minorities. He travels across the country to promote his own philosophy among the young generation: a symbiosis of Buddhism and punk that rejects religious dictates and political doctrine.

Fifty percent of the licensing fee to screen the film will be donated to Food Not Bombs Myanmar. The film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Storm: The Fight for Democracy in Myanmar & the Diaspora presented by the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery.