Received an Award of Merit in the LGBT Category in the Accolade Global Film Competition.

Thanks to the talented film team, Aung Myo Min and Equality Myanmar



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Sponsored by:
American Jewish World Service, The Fund for Global Human Rights, Partners Asia and Open Society Foundations
Fayetteville, North Carolina
October 8th, 2016, 5:45 pm, Arts Council

Opening Film : Meet the Filmmakers Series

Tuesday 26 January, 19.00 hrs, San Francisco
Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Film Festival
Bernal Heights Library, San Francisco



This Kind Of Love
Thursday, 18 January / 9 – 10 PM / includes Q&A with Myo Min
Jeanne Hallacy / Myanmar-USA / 2015
Aung Myo Min has devoted his life to fight for human rights and LGBT rights in his homeland. 24 years in exile in Thailand, a different way to love, a hope for things to be fair, and to get better in his home country of Burma. Aung Myo Min is back home and on the opening night of this year’s festival this Burmese activist and educator will talk to us about what This Kind of Love means. A cinematic portrait that depicts a life of struggles and shows the whole picture of humanrights and LGBT rights in Burma through his eyes. A masterpiece of lyricism. Far away from playing the victim, Myo Min, with his proud and brave attitude is a hero and this film his epic poem. There couldn´t be a more beautiful way to open this year’s &PROUD Film Festival.

Opening Film! &PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival

28 - 31 January 2016 / French Institute / /


This Kind of Love (Delo Acheq Myo) is a 45- minute documentary film directed by Jeanne Hallacy and produced
in association with Equality Myanmar.
This Kind of Love follows Burmese human rights educator and activist, Aung Myo Min, as he returns home after 24 years in exile. The film embraces the idea that community and inclusion are fundamental to creating meaningful political and social change in Burma/Myanmar.
Myo's vision that human rights is for everyone - from children to transgender people to ethnic nationalities - makes This Kind of Love an offering of hope for the future.

Aung Myo Min
founder of Human Rights Education Institute of Burma

A documentary film by Jeanne Marie Hallacy A portrait of Burmese activist Aung Myo Min, founder of Human Rights Education Institute of Burma


Aung Myo Min, Director of the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma speaks to Salzburg Global Seminar about his survey of how LGBT Burmese are affected by the old British sodomy law, blackmail, harassment and family expectations.



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  • From exile to acceptance
    Newspaper section : Life :
    Writer : Melalin Mahavongtrakul

    New documentary tells the moving story of gay Burmese human rights activist Aung Myo Min, and the emotional return to his homeland after 24 years in Thailand

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  • Rebel soldier to gay
    rights warrior


    With tears in his eyes, Aung Myo Min tells the story of his first love. As a young man, filled with a fierce passion for equality and democracy in his home country of Burma,

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  • LGBT Activist in Spotlight
    at Human Rights Film Fest


    RANGOON — The third iteration of the Human Rights and Human Dignity International Film Festival (HRHDIFF) kicked off in Rangoon on Monday, featuring a long-awaited documentary about Burmese LGBT activist Aung Myo Min.

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  • Gay Subject of Bold Documentary
    Warns of Ongoing Rights Violations
    in Myanmar

    Reported by Khet Mar for RFA’s Myanmar Service. Translated by Khet Mar. Written in English by Joshua Lipes.


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  • This Kind of Love
    ความรัก ความสูญเสีย

    พิณผกา งามสม ประชาไท

    เรื่องราวชีวิตของ อ่อง เมียว มิน นักกิจกรรมทางสังคมชาวพม่าที่ลี้ภัยอยู่นอกประเทศกว่า 20 ปี และเพิ่งได้กลับไปยังประเทศอันเป็นที่รักเพื่อทำในสิ่งที่เขาเชื่อ นั่นคือการสร้างความตระหนักในด้านสิทธิมนุษยชน โดยเฉพาะเด็ก และกลุ่มคนหลากหลายทางเพศ

    Interview: A struggle within a struggle; life of a Burmese LGBT activist through film (English Version)

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  • This Kind of Love

    Reported by Khet Mar for
    RFA’s Myanmar Service. Translated by
    Khet Mar. Written in English by Joshua Lipes.

    ၈၈ အေရးအခင္း လႈပ္႐ွားမႈကေန ျပည္ပထြက္ခြာၿပီးေနာက္မွာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံကို ျပန္ေရာက္လာသူတစ္ေယာက္ရဲ႕ ဘဝအေၾကာင္းအေျခခံၿပီး လက္႐ွိျပည္တြင္းအေျခအေနကို ပံုေဖာ္႐ိုက္ကူးထားတဲ့ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး လူ႕ဂုဏ္သိကၡာ႐ုပ္႐ွင္ပြဲေတာ္က This Kinda of Love မွတ္တမ္း႐ုပ္႐ွင္ကို ဇြန္ ၁၅ ရက္ေန႔ ေနျပည္ေတာ္႐ုပ္႐ွင္႐ံုမွာ ျပသခဲ့ပါတယ္။

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  • Love in an uncomfortable climate
    By : Manoj TripathiE The Nation

    A Bangkok-based documentary maker zooms in on the reality of the human rights situation in Myanmar

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  • Calling out for justice
    BY : MANOJ TRIPATHI The Nation

    "After years of learning about human rights at different universities during my exile, I have a much better understanding of what these rights really mean. As a result, I feel a responsibility to work for my country and for my people who don't have my opportunities. I see human rights in a much broader sense now. The Myanmar military's violations of human rights are violations of the rights of humanity,"

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    By Nikos Dacanay


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    เหตุสลายการชุมนุมของนักศึกษาและประชาชนที่ลุกฮือขึ้นขับไล่เผด็จการทหารในประเทศเมียนมาร์ เมื่อวันที่ 8 สิงหาคม พ.ศ. 2531


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  • BBC Facebook story with Myo
    อ่อง เมียวมิน อดีตผู้นำนักศึกษาเมียนมาร์ยุค 888 ชี้ เมียนมาร์มีพัฒนาการด้านสิทธิมากขึ้น แต่ก็ยังคงมีนักโทษการเมืองในรูปแบบใหม่


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  • Aung Myo Min didn't imagine the path his life would take when he was a university student in the late 1980s. He thought he would lead a peaceful life as a college professor, not the turbulent life of a human rights activist.

Film Credits

Behind The Scenes



Upcoming Screenings

icon November 9, 6:00 pm Kino 35 Prague QFF! Mezipatra Film Festival

Past Screenings

iconOctober 9, 12.30 pm UN Cinema Room XIV United Nations/Palais des Nations Geneva
iconOctober 11, 6.30 pm Le Comptori General Ghetto Museum Paris
iconSeptember 30, 6:30 pm George Washington University, 2121 I St NW, Washington, DC
iconSeptember 28, 5:00 pm Harvard Law School1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts Wasserstein Hall 2009, Boston
iconSeptember 22, 6.00 pm LGBT CENTER LA 1625 North Schrader Blvd, LA Publicity link going live on their site next week, Los Angeles
icon September 21, 12:00 pm City College of San Francisco, Ocean Campus 50 Phelan Avenue Rosenberg Library, Room 301, San Francisco
iconSeptember 21, 6.00 pm DELANCEY STREET FOUNDATION THEATER, San Francisco
iconSeptember 20, 12.30 pm NEW PARKWAY THEATER, Oakland
iconSeptember 19, 6:30 pm MYANMAR FILM FESTIVAL, Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles
iconSeptember 18, 5:00 pm City College of San Francisco Mission Campus, Valencia and 22nd Streets, San Francisco
iconSeptember 17, 4:00 pm University of California, Berkeley, CSEAS Doe Library
iconSep 16, 2015 - 7pm–8:30pm Asian Art Museum Emma Baillargeon Stimson Auditorium 1400 East Prospect Street, Seattle, WA
iconSeptember 14, 6.00 pm BUS BOYS AND POETS 14th Street at 2021 V Street Washington, DC.
iconSeptember 14, 12.00 pm JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY Baltimore
iconSeptember 9, 12.10 pm Columbia University Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall 107, 435 W 116th Street New York
iconSeptember 9, 6.30 pm. Open Society Foundations, LL Conference Room, 244 West 57th Street, New York
iconSeptember 8, 6.30 pm. Gay Center, New York
iconQ! Film Festival 11th - 20th September 2015
iconCommemorating 27 years of 8-8-88 student uprising in Burma
icon25 July, 17.15 hrs University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV) Chiang Mai University
icon15 July 2015 Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand
icon5 July 2015, Mandalay Community Center, Mandalay with Seagull Interfaith Youth Group and National Writer Ni Pu Lay
icon18 June 2015 Pansodan Space Art Gallery, Yangon


Film Festivals

Contact Us

Please contact us to arrange a screening and discussion with the director and Aung Myo Min at your university, school or organization.

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Contact: Jeanne Marie Hallacy




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"In a country that doesn't practice rule of law but is still ruled by law, people don't dare to speak. Justice follows rule of law. Without rule of law, innocent people get arrested. When I talk about justice, I mean gender justice, ethnic justice and social justice,"