Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 1st March 10:00 AM - Theatre By The Lake

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain

Director: Robert H Liebermann Country: USA
Cert: TBC Year: 2012 Length: 84 mins
2014 Festival
Book Tickets They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain

Audience Reaction

Score: 75% Attendance: 100


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


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

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.
Mick Lasalle, San Francisco Chronicle


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