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A New Burma? An Introduction in Film, Food and Photography

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Mann Library, 102
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Reforms in Myanmar are creating new opportunities for exploring a country that has long remained shrouded by geopolitical isolation. An event at Mann Library will give you a glimpse of how change and classic traditions are together shaping the “new Burma” that is emerging today.

Hosted by students from Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program, the evening will include an exhibit of photos by award-winning author Naomi Duguid and photojournalist Amanda Schwengel, traditional Burmese snacks (including a demo of how to make them), and a screening of the film “Mystic Ball,” which puts a spotlight on “chinlone,” a Burmese ball sport that combines strength, agility and extreme footwork skills rivalling those of soccer world's biggest superstars. You WILL be impressed, and you'll come away knowing more about a country likely to garner a growing share of the world's attention in the years to come. 

Co-sponsored by the Residential Student Congress, Mann Library, and SEAP.

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