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Photo of the Day: Light at the End of the Tunnel in Thailand

A silhouetted figure strolls through a mangrove trail towards the light in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 26, 2015. (Thibaud Saintin/Flickr)
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A silhouetted figure strolls through a mangrove trail towards the light in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 26, 2015. (Thibaud Saintin/Flickr)

Multimedia: Emerging Director Midi Z on Myanmar, Taiwan, and Filming from Personal Experience

Wu Ke-Xi, Midi Z, and La Frances Hui at the opening of the film series <i>Homecoming Myanmar: A Midi Z Retrospective</i> on March 6, 2015. (C. Bay Milin)
Arts

In his first United States survey, Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z presented four films at Asia Society New York and discussed his work with Taiwanese actress Wu Ke-Xi and Asia Society's La Frances Hui.

Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Restoring Buddhist Art From Myanmar

Art conservator Leslie Gat at work removing bronze disease from a sculpture featured in Asia Society Museum's exhibition
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Art conservator Leslie Gat shares her insights into conservation and discusses how she traveled to Myanmar to assess the condition of various sculptures that were coming to the spring exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

#TBT: Thai Queen Sirikit's 1985 Visit to Asia Society

Thai Queen Sirikit meets Blanchette Rockefeller at Asia Society. (Robert Glick)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Thai Queen Sirikit.

Photo of the Day: Riding on Mama's Back in Vietnam

A young mother poses for a photograph with her child on her back in Sapa, Vietnam on February 28, 2015. (Thế Long Nguyễn/Flickr)
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A young mother poses for a photograph with her child on her back in Sapa, Vietnam on February 28, 2015. (Thế Long Nguyễn/Flickr)

Video: On Loan From Myanmar, a Bronze Bell Propounds the Teachings of Buddha

A bronze bell created in 1884 is one of the more than 70 artworks featured in Asia Society Museum exhibition
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Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society, shares her insights into a noteworthy nineteenth-century bronze bell featured in the exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar.

Photo of the Day: A Moment of Solitude in Vietnam

A man and his bicycle seem to be the only inhabitants of the early morning's streets in Ha Noi, Vietnam on February 17, 2015.  (Trường Đặng/Flickr)
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A man and his bicycle seem to be the only inhabitants of the early morning's streets in Ha Noi, Vietnam on February 17, 2015. (Trường Đặng/Flickr)

Interview: Film Actress Wu Ke-Xi Reveals the Making of an Ordinary Myanmar Woman

Actress We Ke Xi, in character (L) and out (R). (Courtesy We Ke Xi)
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Myanmar filmmaker Midi Z's leading lady is in fact a cosmopolitan chameleon from Taiwan. In-person appearances at Asia Society New York following screenings on March 6 and 7, 2015.

Interview: Son of Myanmar Midi Z Returns Home to Tell Its Tales On Screen

Burmese filmmaker Midi Z, above, receives his first American retrospective at Asia Society New York from March 6 through 13, 2015.
Arts

Ahead of his first U.S. retrospective, at Asia Society New York March 6 through 13, Myanmar's rising auteur tells Asia Society, "In my stories, even though the characters deal drugs and traffic in humans, they are just ordinary people."

Video: Serene Yet Formidable, a Kneeling Earth Goddess Wrings Out Her Hair

A new video gives insights into the Earth Goddess (Vasudhara) featured in Asia Sociey Museum's exhibition
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Sylvia Fraser-Lu, guest curator for the Asia Society Museum exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, relates the back story behind a "wonderful, solid, dignified, firmly rooted" Earth Goddess (Vasudhara).