Screening – Orphans of Burma’s Cyclone

Screening June 24, 2010 7:00 PM

As Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, faces continued imprisonment by the country’s military government, this timely and remarkable film follows the lives of eight Burmese orphans struggling to survive the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis.

Filmed covertly over the course of a year by Burmese cameramen who risked an instant 30-year jail sentence if caught, Orphans of Burma’s Cyclone exposes the official intransigence of one of the world’s most brutal and secretive regimes and, for the first time, reveals what day-to-day life is like for the ordinary people of Burma.

"Remarkable, wrenching film… "
The Sunday times

"Quite unmissable..the tales, the shots are apocalyptic, devastating..haunting footage..[The Generals seek] the greater glory of Burma in the eyes of the world. This seminal programme should I cannot hope with much more passion ensure that the absolute reverse occurs" The Observer

The Daily Telegraph

Quicksilver Productions
47 mins


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Screening in conjunction with One World Media Week