Outside of his work as a sports teacher in Yangon, U Aye Lwin, a Muslim, works tirelessly to debunk myths about Muslims and Islam through peaceful ways, like distributing pamphlets and holding interfaith meetings. U Aye Lwin is also the chief convenor if the Islamic Center of Myanmar and a core member of the Religion for Peace Myanmar interfaith organisation. Learned in Buddhism too, U Aye Lwin believes that Muslims must also look within themselves and open their doors to other faiths so they may learn that their religions are not so different from Islam.
Directed by Kannan Arunasalam
Filmed & edited by Ed Perkins & Kannan Arunasalam
Produced for the Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies
Grade, audio mix and sound design by Jeremy Hogg
Music by Adam Nicholas
Thank you to everyone who shared their stories and contributed their time to help making the 'Portraits of Diversity'.
Produced with the support of the Government of Australia, the Government of Norway and The Asia Foundation