Wednesday, January 30, 2013

wiw v. 6

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain
2012 - NR - 84 minutes
Streaming Netflix


Shot clandestinely over a two year period, this film provides a rare look into the second most isolated country on the planet held in a stasis by a brutal military regime for almost a half century. From over 100 interviews of people across Burma, including the recently released Aung San Suu Kyi, interwoven with stunning footage of Burmese life this documentary is truly unique. 

This is a very rare look into an isolated country. I believe it is currently the only documentary available about Burma. It has won a gamut of awards, and is a definite must watch that will break your heart.