MIPCOM Picks 2012: Aung San Suu Kyi – The Choice
Partners: Ronachan Films & Finestripe Productions for BBC2 (UK) and HBO (U.S.); distributed by Zodiak Rights
Length: 1 x 60 minutes
Airing: September 2012 (BBC2)
Rights available: All rights worldwide excluding UK and U.S.
This Angus Macqueen-directed doc, four years in the making, profiles Nobel Peace Prize-winning Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the opposition movement for democracy in Burma. The film follows Suu Kyi, under house arrest for 15 of the last 21 years and released in November of 2010, as she prepares to re-enter the political fray of her homeland, taking its first steps toward democracy. Filmed over the span of a year in Burma, the documentary features exclusive interviews with Suu Kyi, as well as colleagues, friends and family.