|Cornell Physics Prof’s film “THEY CALL IT MYANMAR”
RELEASES NOVEMBER 13 ON DVD AND DIGITAL
Featuring Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi
“’They Call it Myanmar’ is a thing of beauty… a hymn to a land that has grown out of the oldest cultures in Asia.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“The definitive film on a country… a notable and often heartbreaking documentary.”
“The documentary is as quietly enthralling as Myanmar’s people. Variously tough and poetic.” – Los Angeles Times
After successful theatrical openings in over 100 U.S. cities and with President Obama now scheduled for an unprecedented Nov. 19th visit to Burma, THEY CALL IT MYANMAR: LIFTING THE CURTAIN is getting a wide release on DVD and many Digital platforms. A Critics’ Pick of The New York Times, the film provides an astonishing and rare look inside Burma. Shot clandestinely over a three-year period by best-selling novelist, filmmaker and Cornell University physicist Robert H. Lieberman (’62) and produced by Deborah C. Hoard (MS ’78), this unique documentary lifts the curtain to expose the everyday life in a country held in the iron grip of a brutal military regime for 48 years. It paints a moving and inspiring portrait of present-day Burma and provides an overview of the nation’s history and its people.
A trailer can be seen at: http://www.theycallitmyanmar.com
The film releases on November 13 from Docurama Films, a label of Cinedigm Entertainment Group. It features Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, recently released from house arrest after spending nearly two decades as a political prisoner. This year, Suu Kyi received the United States Congressional Gold Medal for her pro-democratic work in Burma.