Seattle Cinema Club Message Board › Friday, March 16 (FREE) Screening of "Into the Current: Burma's Politic
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Interested in the human rights and democracy movement in Burma (Myanmar)? The renowned Burmese human rights advocate Bo Kyi - featured in a new documentary - is coming to Seattle
September, 2007, the world’s attention was riveted by video footage of never-ending columns of saffron-robed monks streaming through the streets of Burma, protesting the government’s overnight spike in fuel prices. The reaction by Burma’s military regime to the “Saffron Revolution” resulted in thousands of peaceful protesters being arrested. Almost five years later, on January 13, as a result of intense international pressure, about 300 prisoners were released from prison. Hundreds more remain behind bars.
A former political prisoner, Bo Kyi has emerged as one of the highest profile exiled political activists from Burma, receiving the Human Rights Watch Defender Award for his heroic efforts on behalf of Burma’s political prisoners. See below for Seattle events inspired by Bo Kyi’s visit ("Like" the Facebook page "Stand Up for Human Rights and Democracy in Burma" to receive news about future area events about Burma).
Friday, March 16, 6:30-9:30 pm, Meaningful Movies (basement of Keystone Church), 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle: FREE screening of “Into the Current: Burma’s Political Prisoners,” a powerful new documentary about the crucial role of political prisoners in Burma’s democracy movement. Bo Kyi, former political prisoner and Burmese nun San San Maw, and filmmaker Jeanne Hallacy will speak after this one-time screening. Before the screening, new photos of former political prisoners by James Mackay will be shown. About this event, see:
About the documentary: http://www.intothecur...
About James Mackay’s photos: http://www.enigmaimag...
For more about Bo Kyi: www.hrw.org/news/2009/10/01/bo-kyi