keswick film festival

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Veil (no cert.)

2012, USA, 84 mins, Robert H Liebermann

Showing Sat 1 March, 10am

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Veil (no cert.)

This production ended on 01/03/2014

Synopsis

Locatio: Main House

Billed as ‘A Portrait of the people of Burma’, They Call it Myanmar speaks to ordinary Burmese citizens about life in their country under a regime so oppressive that only few faces are made visible to the camera, for fear of reprisal. Indeed, some of the production crew remain as ‘Anonymous’.
One face that is shown is that of Aung Sang Suu Kyi who is eloquent in expressing her frustrations and hopes for her country.
Shown in Partnership with the Keswick Peace and Human Rights Group, “They Call It Myanmar” presents a sad and sobering glimpse at a stoic and long-suffering land. The Director Robert H Lieberman manages to capture the country’s beauty, along with the proud perseverance of its people. (Washington Post)

Followed by a discussion with guests from the Burma Campaign

Thanks to PhotoSynthesis Productions

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