Seeing yourself on the big screen

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03/22/2019

Shin Thant tried to create a metaphor for the experience of feeling culturally excluded and vilified on the big screen. It went like this; A transgender person who goes to the cinema to see a Myanmar comedy would want to duck out of the theatre at the end before anyone could see them, such would be the shame and fear. Shin Thant, an LGBT activist, said, “The treatment of LGBT people on the big screen makes that minority feel very unwelcome and unhappy”.

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