celebrating AUNG SAN SUU KYI / Into the Current: Burma’s Political Prisoners / LU 20 iunie / 20h00 / Centrul Ceh
Into the Current: Burma’s Political Prisoners, Thailanda, Burma, 2011, 87 min.
Regia: Jeanne Hallacy
VO birmaneza / Subtitrari in engleza
In ciuda faptului ca Bo Kyi este un militant important pentru drepturile omului, el nu a cautat niciodata atentia mass-mediei. Inca din 1988 el a fost alaturi de studentii care au protestat impotriva regimului militar din Burma. Insa dupa represiunea armata a juntei militare care a ucis peste 3000 de oameni, Bo Kyi a petrecut sapte ani in inchisoare.
Ulterior el a reusit sa treaca granita catre Thailanda, de unde astazi sprijina sistematic sutele de colegi din randul prizonierilor politici, familiile lor si alti militanti democratici ai Burmei. In documentarul Jeannei Hallacy, Bo Kyi povesteste despre eforturile generatiilor birmaneze de a elibera tara de sub tiranie. Filmul prezinta imagini unice din arhiva Vocii Democratice A Birmaniei, ilustrand proteste anti-guvernamentale, precum si spectacolele comediantului Zarganar, a carui satira politica i-a cauzat arestarea in repetate randuri. Into the Current (Yayzan Lan, in birmaneza) este un documentar care vorbeste despre curajul celor a caror rezidenta intransigenta impotriva regimului inca mai da speranta oamenilor obisnuiti din Birmania, in ciuda decadelor de dictatura continua.
“Dorinta mea pentru 2011: Sper ca toate statele Europene sa sustina democratia in Burma la fel cum Republica Ceha deja o face.” a spus Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Come and celebrate with us Aung San Suu Kyi’s 66th birthday!
Aung San Suu Kyi, who has become a symbol of the Burmese people‘s struggle for democracy, will turn 66 this year.
Unlike in previous years, this time she will not spend her birthday under house arrest as her punishment finally came to an
end. She was released last year a short time after the parliamentary elections in Burma, as part of the Burmese military junta’s effort to divert the attention of Burmese people and the international community from the vast manipulation of the elections. At her birthday party this year she will still miss more than 2,000 Burmese political prisoners, many of them her close friends and colleagues, who remain in squalid prisons across the country. Come and celebrate Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday with us, show your solidarity with Burmese political prisoners and demonstrate to Burma’s rulers that Aung San Suu Kyi has friends not only in Burmese prisons but also across the world. You can watch a film Into the current: Burma´s political prisoners (Thailand/Burma, 2011) http://www.intothecurrent.org/ about the situation in Burma and see the exhibit of political cartoons of a famous Burmese cartoonist Harn Lay.
(Aung San Suu Kyi, January 5, 2011) “My wish for 2011: I hope that all European nations will support democracy in Burma in the same way the Czech Republic already does.”
Into the Current: Burma’s Political Prisoners
Despite the fact that Bo Kyi is a distinguished human rights campaigner, he does not really seek media attention. As far back as 1988, he stood with the students who actively headed demonstrations against the military regime in Burma. After an armed crackdown by the military junta, which left more than 3,000 people dead, he spent seven years in jail. Subsequently he succeeded in escaping across the border to Thailand, where he now systematically supports hundreds of colleagues from the ranks of political prisoners, their families and other Burmese democracy campaigners. In Jeanne Hallacy’s documentary, Bo Kyi describes the efforts of generations of Burmese to liberate the country from tyranny. The film presents unique archive footage from the Democratic Voice of Burma, depicting anti-government protests as well as performances from the comedian Zarganar, whose political satire has landed him in jail several times. Into the Current (Yayzan Lan, in Burmese) is a documentary that looks at the courage of those whose intransigent resistance to the regime still gives hope to ordinary Burmese people, despite decades of a continuing dictatorship.
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