FULLY BOOKED Screening: Aung San Suu Kyi – Lady of No Fear
For the people of Burma, and around the world, Aung San Suu Kyi has been a symbol of freedom in the face of oppression. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Suu Kyi has voluntarily chosen to stay in Burma despite being offered the opportunity to live in exile by the Military Dictatorship. Despite her deeply beloved status, questions arise as to her ultimate political motivations and what it means for Burma.
In Aung San Suu Kyi – Lady of No Fear, director Anne Gyrithe Bonne has interviewed Suu Kyi’s closest family, friends, colleagues, and associates to give a multi-faceted view of an icon. From her earliest experiences with grief and deprivation to her struggle for Burmese freedom, Anne Gyrithe Bonne examines what role she has had to play in Burma’s saga. Balancing the admiration felt by many towards her work with questions of intent and strategy, Aung San Suu Kyi – Lady of No Fear gives us a comprehensive look at a living legend.
Director Anne Gyrithe Bonne will be joined on the Q&A by BBC Burmese Service journalist and former British diplomat, Daw Nita Yin Yin May, who was jailed for three years by the Burmese regime and is a close friend of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Directed by Anne Gyrithe Bonne
Produced by Helle Ulsteen