Coordination meeting discusses progress in filming Aung San biopic

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Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko participates in the coordination meeting on the progress in filming the biopic about ‘Aung San’ via videoconferencing on 11 December 2020. Photo: MNA

A coordination meeting on the progress in filming the biopic about ‘Aung San’, the late national leader of Myanmar, was organized virtually from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture yesterday.
Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko, Work Committee Vice-Chairman and Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture U Kyi Min, related ministries’ Permanent Secretaries, the Directors-General, sub-committee members, Alinka Kyawswa Artist Soe Moe, Myanmar Motion Picture Organization Chairman U Nyi Nyi Tun Lwin, Director of the Aung San movie U Lu Min and members of the work committee on filming and production of Aung San movie, sub-committee chairpersons, task force leaders, and Myanmar history experts participated in the meeting.
At the meeting, Union Minister Thura U Aung Ko said that filming of the Aung San movie was 90 per cent complete and expressed thanks for making preparations for resuming the filming processes that were halted because of the second wave of coronavirus in Myanmar.
During the suspension of the filming processes, Red Radiance Co., Ltd was editing finished parts of the movie and was adding 3D graphics and animation effects to the film abiding by the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports, he said.
The Union Minister expressed thanks for the assistance provided by the ministries and organizations.
Ministry of Home Affairs assisted providing arms and ammunitions and security for the weapons. The Ministry of Defence helped to provide soldiers for the scene that will be filmed with 250 soldiers, the use of Plot No.80 and 120 on U Wisara Road in Dagon Township owned by the ministry, Defence Service Museum and No 2 Tatmadaw Training School (Moe Swe) and arms and ammunition for the filming.
Ministry of Information assisted providing “Arts Centre” in Golden Valley Road in Bahan Township, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Electricity and Energy, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and Sports, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Ministry of Border Affairs and Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, Yangon Region government, Mandalay Region government, Magway Region government, Sagaing Region government, and Ayeyawady Region government also provided assistance for the filming.
Deputy Minister U Kyi Min said that there had been a total of 115 filming days for the movie so far, and coordination meetings were being organized to discuss preparations for resuming the shooting of the film.
Attendees at the meeting discussed matters relating to the filming progress.
In his concluding remark, the Union Minister said the arrangement of a trial show inviting departmental officials, history experts and professionals before organizing a press show.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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