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“…a thing of beauty… a documentary with all the virtues of a great feature film” Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Shot clandestinely over a three-year period in the second-most isolated country on the planet, Burma, THEY CALL IT MYANMAR lifts the curtain to expose the everyday life in a country that has been held in the iron grip of a brutal military regime for 48 years.
Culled from over 200 hours of striking images, the film interweaves spectacular footage of this little-seen nation with interactions with its people, including an interview with the recently released Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.
Though Burma has tumbled from being one of the most prosperous and advanced countries in Southeast Asia to being one of the world’s poorest, THEY CALL IT MYANMAR is a story of beauty, courage and hope.
Deleted Scenes; Footage of Aung San Suu Kyi accepting her Nobel Peace Prize; Theatrical Trailer
Official Selection, IDFA, Amsterdam
Official Selection, International Human Rights Film Festival, Vienna
Official Selection, Vera International Film Festival, Finland
“The definitive film on a country…A notable and often heartbreaking documentary”—Hollywood Reporter
Roger Ebert’s Best Documentaries of 2012
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