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MIPCOM Picks 2012: Aung San Suu Kyi – The Choice

The film follows Suu Kyi, the leader of the opposition movement for democracy in Burma and under house arrest for 15 of the last 21 years until her release in November of 2010, as she prepares to re-enter the political fray of her homeland, taking its first steps toward democracy.
September 25, 2012

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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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