This feature film directed by Luc Besson is the story of pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi and the academic writer Michael Aris; a true story of love set against political turmoil. The film stars Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi. I enjoyed the film very much. I was reminded of the human emotional thread, that ties us all together, and unites us all in the same right as human beings to lead the life within us. Each one of us freely, creative and unique, leading our self in own personal life journey.
Aung San Suu Kyi in Burmese àuɴ sʰáɴ sṵ tɕì - born June 19, 1945. The third child, only daughter of Aung San, considered to be the father of modern-day Burma. Through historical events she became the Burmese opposition politician and the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy. In the 1990 general election, Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won 59% of the national votes and 81% (392 of 485) of the seats in Parliament. She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her release on 13 November 2010.
Aung San Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the Government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela. In 2007, the Government of Canada made her an honorary citizen of that country,one of only five people ever to receive the honour.
Video: Oscar nominated "Burma VJ"
Photography: Burma Images by Tim Hetherington (photo-journalist killed in action April 2011)