Keswick Film Club - They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain

Saturday 1st March 10:00 AM

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain 

Director: Robert H Liebermann Country: USA
Cert: TBC Year: 2012 Length: 84 mins
They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain

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Score: 75% Attendance: 100

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Synopsis

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. "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

Critics

open_quote Eye-opening and insightful. close_quote Andy Webster, New York Times


open_quote The film provides one of the ultimate functions of a documentary, taking us into the life and culture of a people most of us would never know. close_quote Mick Lasalle, San Francisco Chronicle


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