New York Premiere

Burma Soldier

Thursday, May 26, 2011
6:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Annie Sundberg, Filmmaker
Ricki Stern, Filmmaker
Myra Dahgaypaw, Campaign Coordinator, U.S. Campaign for Burma
Myo Myint, Film Subject
Allison Pytlak, Disarmament Program Coordinator for Religions for Peace

   

Burma Soldier tells the harrowing and unforgettable saga of a former Burmese soldier who risks everything to become a pro-democracy activist. Through the courageous story of Myo Mint, we learn how the ruling army in Burma keeps its citizens living in terror, demolishing any sign of dissent. Directed by the team of Nic Dunlop, Annie Sundberg, and Ricki Stern, Burma Soldier reveals the transformation of an oppressor into a committed activist, protesting against the system that he used to represent. This documentary, which will be seen on HBO, is a centerpiece screening at this year’s Full Frame Festival in North Carolina, where Stern and Sundberg will receive the 2011 Career Achievement Award. After the screening, the panel will discuss the possibility of peace in a country ruled by a brutal dictatorship.

Presented with Nobel Women’s Initiative

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