Vanishing Flame: Burma

SCREENING & LIVE EVENT The Vanishing Flame: Burma Saturday, June 16, 2:00 p.m. Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street With Grandmaster Maung Gyi, Ph.D., Sayama Mary Mester, and Camus Celli in person 2012, 80 mins. Burma/USA. The Vanishing Flame: Burma is filmmaker Vincent Giordano’s investigative journey into the hidden world of Burma’s ancient martial practices and systems. Focusing on Burmese martial tradition, this very special presentation will explore the rich ethnic diversity and cultural heritage that is woven within this ancient culture. The program will include a screening of two short films–Burmese Martial Culture; Bare Knuckle Warriors–followed by a live discussion with a panel of experts highlighting not only the physical techniques but also the deeply spiritual roots of the traditional Burmese martial arts.
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