Saturday, October 08, 2011

US Campaign for Burma Screening

Screening of "Into the Current" Followed by a Panel Discussion on Burma


Join us for the screening of "Into the Current" followed by a panel discussion on the current situation in Burma at the Church Center on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6:30pm.

Programs Details:
- Opening remarks by H.E. Ms. Janina Hrebickova, Director of the Human Rights Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
- Screening of documentary "Into the Current"
- Discussion with Paula Schriefer, Director of Advocacy for Freedom House, Elaine Pearson, Deputy director of the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch and Thet Mhu, former political prisoner and member of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, which helped organize the 1988 pro-democracy national uprising that was violently supressed.

Place, date and time:
Place: Church Center,
777 United Nations Plaza, 2nd floor (corner of 44th Street East and 1st Avenue)
Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time:
6:30pm
R.S.V.P.
to mcguire@freedomhouse.org or 202-747-7035 by Monday, October 11, 2011.
Light refreshment will be served.

About the documentary: "Into the Current"
tells the story of Burma's unsung heroes-its prisoners of conscience-and the price they pay for speaking out the truth. The film follows former political prisoner Bo Gyi. Now living in exile just across the border in Thailand, his life remains bound to his more than 2,000 prisoner colleagues who are still behind bars. The documentary highlights the plight of Burma's political prisoners and their efforts to free the country from dictatorship, through rare archival footage filmed by the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) and historical scenes of Aung San Suu Kyi as the visionary leader of the country's non-violent movement.

This event is organized and cosponsored by the Czech Republic to the United Nations and Freedom House.

In solidarity,

Myra

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