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Documentary Film Series - “They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain”

    • 4/28/2013 2:00 PM
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Location: Moot Court Room in Sarkeys Law Center
N.W. 23rd Street and Kentucky Avenue
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Details: The 15th annual Documentary Film Series will conclude with Robert H. Lieberman’s “They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain.”
The screening is free to the public. It is sponsored by the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund.
Shot clandestinely over a three-year period in the second-most isolated country in the world — Burma — “They Call It Myanmar” lifts the curtain to expose the everyday life in a land that has been held in the iron grip of a brutal military regime for 48 years. Culled from more than 200 hours of striking images, the film interweaves 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, the film shows a country and people of beauty, courage and hope.
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times called the film “A thing of beauty: its cinematography, music and contemplative words make it not an angry documentary but more a hymn to a land that has grown out of the oldest cultures in Asia.”
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Contact: Harbour Winn
(405) 208-5472

hwinn@okcu.edu
Category: Special Events : General


This event last updated on 3/26/2013 by R. Jones



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