Astonishing and intimate, this is a rare and unparalleled look at Burma, the second-most isolated country in the world. Shot clandestinely over a two-year period, it lifts the curtain to expose everyday life in a country in the grip of a military regime. Distilled from over 120 hours of footage, They Call It Mynamar is an impressionistic collage, a journey full of captivating images and interviews with hundreds of Burmese people. Most notable of these interviewees is Nobel peace laureate and pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who met with Lieberman shortly after her release from 15 years of house arrest. Capturing beautiful, shimmering landscapes, and a culturally rich society, Robert H. Lieberman reveals a country struggling with a massive wealth divide and suffering the effects of 50 years under the regime of the military junta.
As Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party won seats in the recent, historic by-election, the country is finally starting to open up to the rest of the world. There has never been a more vital time to see They Call It Mynamar.
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"A thing of beauty... a hymn to a land that has grown out of the oldest cultures in Asia." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times