“They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain” releases today on DVD and features Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi.
“’They Call it Myanmar’ is a thing of beauty… a hymn to a land that has grown out of the oldest cultures in Asia.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
After successful theatrical openings in over 100 U.S. cities and with President Obama now scheduled for an unprecedented Nov. 19th visit to Burma, They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain releases today on DVD and digital platforms.
Shot clandestinely over a three-year period by best-selling novelist, filmmaker and Cornell University physicist Robert H. Lieberman, this unique documentary lifts the curtain to expose the everyday life in a country held in the iron grip of a brutal military regime for 48 years.
A Critics’ Pick of The New York Times, ‘Myanmar’ is an astonishing and rare look inside Burma.
Through rare archival footage and photos, it provides an overview of the nation’s history and its people. Although filming in Burma was strictly forbidden, Lieberman interviewed many Burmese people both on and off camera who share their thoughts and dreams as they speak on poverty, religion, government, education and their lack of communication with the outside world. The film also features Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, recently released from house arrest after spending nearly two decades as a political prisoner.