MoI Union Minister inspects preservation of ancient films with digital technology

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Union Minister U Maung Maung Ohn views the restoration of documentary films with digital technology at the National Film Archive in Bahan Township, Yangon yesterday.

Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn attended a coordination meeting on the preservation of ancient films with digital technology held at the meeting hall of the Film Promotion Division of IPRD in Yangon yesterday.
Speaking at the meeting, the Union minister said it needs to preserve the history, culture and images of Myanmar through Myanmar films in the long run. Now, the films can be preserved digitally and the ministry purchased England-made Film Cleaner and Australia-made Film Scanner in the 2022-2023FY. Basic training courses on machines and maintenance were also conducted for the staff. Currently, it can carry out the cleansing, scanning and saving in digital format processes. More sessions of training are also being launched to conduct digital restoration systems just like the international countries. Similarly, the film materials will be placed at the international standard National Film Archive.
Then, Myanmar Motion Picture Organization Chairman U Kyi Soe Tun and MRTV’s Director-General U Ye Naing briefed the digitalization processes of the films and ongoing work plans.
The Union minister gave proper instructions and concluded the meeting.
The Union minister and party then went to the Film Archive in Bahan Township and inspected the work processes.
At noon, the Union Minister met with the officials of Tun Foundation at the Printing and Publishing Department in Botahtaung Township to discuss the publishing of Myanmar En cyclopedia Volume (II), and the experts of the National Literary Award Selection Committee and Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award Selection Team to organize the prize selection team members.
The Union minister also visited the Tun Foundation Library on Bo Aung Kyaw Street.
The library offers over 100 types of books including over 40,000 foreign books and over 8,000 Myanmar books.
Then, the Union minister inspected the Media Development Department office that will be inaugurated soon.
The Union Minister watched the second episode of the “Unity Song” concert broadcast live by MRTV-HD to celebrate the 76th Anniversary of Union Day at Myanma Radio and Television in Yangon. Singer Yatha performed in companion with the Myanma Radio and Television modern band, ethnic singers from MRTV ethnic channel and Traru Aung, Zaw Min Oo, La La Sut, Hton Hlaing, Mya Nanda, Pa Pa Aung, Cho Thae Oo, Phway Su Htwe and May Phyu Khin from Tu Shin Hnwe Pyaw Gita Pwel Taw performed ethnic traditional songs.
The programme is presented as a new version of the Friday Night Live Show and will be rebroadcast at 10:30 am on 5 February. — MNA/KTZH/KZW

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