On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship

Directed by Karen Stokkendal Poulsen
2019
Denmark, France
97 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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This engrossing film attempts to unravel the complexities of power in Aung San Suu Kyi’s homeland; tracing Myanmar’s problematic transition from military rule to democracy.

For many decades Myanmar was closed to the outside world. The military dictatorship, which took over in 1988, held the reins of power in a tight grip. When they finally embarked on a calculated seven steps to ‘a disciplinary democracy', it seemed as if times would change. Nobel Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest, and the rest of the world applauded. But as this film demonstrates, both history and power are not so easily discarded. Director Karen Stokkendal Poulsen talked to leading figures in Myanmar, including National League of Democracy spokesperson Win Htein, former President Thein Sein and Cabinet Speaker Shwe Mann. Their interviews illustrate Myanmar's challenging path: does democracy have any hope of taking root in a country that has no democratic tradition?

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Tue 11 June
8:30pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
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Sun 16 June
10am
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1
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Program Strand
International Documentaries
Original Title
Scener fra et militærdiktatur
Year
2019
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Denmark, France
Language
In English and Burmese with English subtitles
Director
Karen Stokkendal Poulsen
Producer
Vibeke Vogel
Cinematographer
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, Troels Rasmus Jensen, Talib Rasmussen
Editor
Giles Gardner
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Women Directors, Human Rights, Politics & Economics, Asia, South East Asia
Company Credits
Festival Contact: The Danish Film Institute
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