Maung Thura Burma

The charismatic performer, comedian and social activist Maung Thura (Yangon, 1961), stage name Zarganar (‘tweezers’), uses humour as a potent weapon in the struggle against tyranny and injustice. He revitalised the unique tradition of anyeint, bringing laughter, solidarity and hope to Burma whilst at the same time nurtured a new generation of cultural activists.

Report from the 2012 Prince Claus Awards Committee here.