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Zodiak Rights acquires Aung San Suu Kyi doc

London-based Zodiak Rights has picked up the distribution rights to Aung San Suu Kyi: The Choice (pictured), Angus MacQueen's documentary on the Nobel prize winning leader of the opposition movement for democracy in Burma.
September 19, 2012

London-based Zodiak Rights has picked up the distribution rights to Aung San Suu Kyi: The Choice (pictured), Angus MacQueen’s documentary on the Nobel prize-winning leader of the opposition movement for democracy in Burma.

Produced by Ronachan Films and Finestripe Productions, the one-hour film is the product of two years of exclusive access with Suu Kyi, who was under house arrest for 15 years.

The Choice tells the story of how she turned from Oxford housewife into national leader and then an icon of resistance, with interviews with Suu Kyi, as well as her colleagues in Burma and her family and friends. The film will also have television premieres on HBO in the U.S., where it is known as The Lady of Rangoon, and BBC2 in the UK, which will air the film later this month.

Zodiak Rights will be launching the special at MIPCOM next month, with the two-year anniversary of the release of Suu Kyi from house arrest falling on November 10 this year.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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