This film reviews the moment when the Nobel Prize-winning dissident Aung San Suu Kyi took the huge, risky step into everyday politics in Burma. It tells - more completely than any other documentary to date - Suu Kyi's extraordinary personal and political story, how she turned from Oxford housewife into national leader and then international icon of resistance.
Filmed over a year of tumultuous change in Burma, the film has two long interviews with Suu Kyi, with her colleagues in Burma and with her family and friends outside. Hillary Clinton describes the impact of meeting this woman, who she had long admired, as "seeing a long lost friend", comparing her to Nelson Mandela.
Suu Kyi talks of sadness but no regrets over the decision she took, while her colleagues outline clearly the ongoing gamble that they are all taking in compromising with the regime. Made over an extended period, the film uses a range of extraordinary unseen archive - not least the moment she meets her husband and son for the first time after five years
Marc Eberle will fly across from Phnom Penh to talk about this documentary, which he partly filmed and co-directed with Angus Macqueen. This 60-minute report was shown recently on the BBC, and a slightly longer version will appear shortly on HBO.
Members may recall Marc from his formidable documentary "The Most Secret Place on Earth - The CIA's covert war in Laos". (The club also plans to show that film about the "Secret War" in Laos - for a third time, because of popular demand - in the near future.)
Please join us for what will be an enjoyable and insightful evening.
Members: No cover charge, buffet dinner is 350 baht
Cover charge for non-members: 300 Baht, Buffet dinner: 350 Baht, for members and non-members alike.
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Foreign Correspondents' Club of
Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building
518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
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