Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 7.00 - 8.30pm; Room 9.05, Tower 2 (TW2)
Speaker: François Le Pivain; Chair: Dr John Collins
Yangon, Myanmar/Burma. A few years after the opening of the country, while the victory of the democratic party of Aung San Suu Kyi was confirmed through the ballot, the documentary film Yanmagon drew up a portrait of the changing city. In this film, architects, photographers, activists, journalists, poets - the actors of the change bring us to the heart of their city.
Following the film screening of Yanmagon: Faces of Yangon, there will be a Q&A session with François Le Pivain, director of the documentary. A small reception with drinks and nibbles will be held afterwards, where guests and speakers can continue their discussion.
Please find the trailer of the documentary here.
François Le Pivain is Director of the documentary film Yanmagon. He graduated from the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris, with his thesis focusing on the current access to cultural spaces in Burma. He is currently working as an architect in Paris and involved in the design of a cultural center in Burma.
John Collins is Executive Director of the LSE IDEAS International Drug Policy Project and recipient of the LSE SEAC Research Fund for his project From Alternative Development to Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Myanmar.