Apr 01 2011
Film: THEY CALL IT MYANMAR

Filmscreening / TBA Spring 2011
Cornell + various media outlets including PBS / HBO

Shot clandestinely over a 2-year period by a best-selling novelist and filmmaker who needs to remain anonymous, 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 100 hours of striking images, is an impressionistic journey that takes us across the vastness of Burma. It traces the country from its early history and explores the unique and powerful role Burmese Buddhism plays in the very fabric of today’s society.

Though Burma has tumbled from one of the most prosperous and advanced countries in Southeast Asia to one of the world’s poorest, we see the smiles of the people that light up the screen.

The project is in production and will be edited and presented at a time to be announced.

Sample video from film:  http://www.photosynthesisproductions.com/
Cornell Cinema: http://cinema.cornell.edu