My Buddha is Punk

A young Burmese punk pursues the dream of seeing the punk scene take off in Myanmar.

£6 concessions / £4.50 members

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Contains strong language, and scenes of a disturbing nature.

Kyaw Kyaw, a 25-year-old Burmese punk, pursues the dream of seeing the punk scene take off in Myanmar. The former military dictatorship carried out a few democratic reforms, but he remains sceptical: In his opinion, the country hasn’t changed yet. Along with the members of his punk band, he tries to raise the awareness of his people about the persistent violation of human rights. By way of his music and the demonstrations in the streets, he criticizes the ongoing civil war and the persecutions of ethnic minorities. He travels across the country to promote his own philosophy among the young generations: A symbiosis of Buddhism and punk that rejects religious dictates and political doctrine.

This screening of My Buddha is Punk closes our Cultural Traffic event on Sunday 18th February. Featuring more than 40 dealers of new, rare and collectable books, zines, prints, posters, catalogues, vinyl and tapes – alongside live performances, poetry, music & film. You can read more about Cultural Traffic here.

Food and drinks with a pop-up Syrian Café raising money for Refugee Action-Colchester, plus Firstsite’s new café bar in collaboration with social entreprise, We Walk the Line.