IPFW Co-Sponsors Showing of Documentary About Life in Myanmar

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.