Ireland, Myanmar, NEWS, Thailand, USA — 02/12/2012 10:24 PM

Two docs about Burma set for broadcast and big screen

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While Burma is entering in a new political era, 2 documentaries about this country are coming to small and big screens.

. “Burma Soldier”, the film directed by Nic Dunlop and produced by Julie leBrocquy, just announced its next broadcasting in Poland, Holland, South Africa, UK, Canada, Latin America and Middle East

Last october, the film won the Top Prize at United Nations Association Film Festival / UNAFF 2011.

70 minutes


Directors: Nic Dunlop, Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern
Producers: Julie leBrocquy, Annie Sundberg

Official website

On this website: Burma Soldier (2010)   A doc screening in HK for our 500th member !   Esther Van Messel (First Hand Films) “Asia is definitely on the rise and of high interest in Europe”

. Another film about Burma has been sold to Swiss television ahead of a historic screening at the British Embassy in Yangon. “They call it Myanmar – Lifting the Curtain” was filmed without a crew by university lecturer and novelist Robert H. Lieberman and includes a rare interview with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was released from 15 years of house arrest in November 2010. The screening of the film took place at the British Embassy in Yangon on January 14.

Lieberman, who is currently back in Burma filming an update, told C21: “Burma is probably the second most isolated country in the world after North Korea, so this was a really rare opportunity to film and show the world what Burma is like. The embassy screening is unprecedented.”

The doc will get its cinematic release in the US in February 2012 but has already been picked up by a European broadcaster after showing at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam in November. RSI in Switzerland has aquired the doc from its distributor, Austrian based Autlook Films.

USA / 2011 / 58, 70, 90 min / English

Director: Robert H. Lieberman

Editor: David Kossack

Producer: Robert H. Lieberman

Production Company: Ithaca Filmworks

Official website   video trailer   Film page on IMDB website 

Film review on Hollywood Reporter,
SOURCES: (10-01-2012), First Hand Films (12-02-2012)

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