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  • IPFW Co-Sponsors Showing of Documentary about Life in Myanmar
For Immediate Release
September 20, 2012

IPFW Co-Sponsors Showing of Documentary about Life in Myanmar

Key Info

  • Free screening of They Call it Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain
  • Sunday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m.
  • Fort Wayne Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry Street
  • Free and open to the public
  • Co-sponsored by IPFW College of Arts and Sciences, Department of International Language and Culture Studies, Office of Academic Affairs, and the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—In anticipation of the upcoming visit to Fort Wayne by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the Fort Wayne Cinema Center is offering a free screening of the documentary film They Call it Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain, Sunday, September 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cinema Center (437 E. Berry Street)

Shot clandestinely over a 2-year period by best-selling novelist and filmmaker Robert H. Lieberman, this film provides a rare look at the second-most isolated country on the planet. It lifts the curtain to expose the everyday life in a country that has been held in the iron grip of a brutal military regime for 48 years. This unique feature-length documentary, culled from over 120 hours of striking images, is an impressionistic journey. Interviews and interactions with more than 100 people throughout Burma, including an interview with the recently released Aung San Suu Kyi, are interwoven with spectacular footage of this little-seen nation and its people.

The event is free and open to the public and has been made possible by the generous support of various departments and programs at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), including the Department of International Language and Culture Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

For more information, contact Nancy Virtue, associate professor of French, Department of International Language and Culture Studies, at 260-481-6632 or virtue@ipfw.edu.

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