Paint, Poems and Protest Anthems: Myanmar’s Coup Inspires the Art of Defiance
Most nights since a coup returned Myanmar to military rule on Feb. 1, a spectral symbol of protest has glowed on a mildewed side of a building.
Where the next illumination will appear in Yangon, the country’s biggest city, is a mystery. But, suddenly, a projected image appears in the dark. Three fingers raised in a rebellious pose. A dove of peace. The smiling face of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, whose government was ousted in the army putsch.
The projections are the brainchild of a filmmaker who wishes to remain anonymous as the military hunts down those who dare to defy it.